The Transimmanence of Ethics
Chapter 4 draws on the work of Jean-Luc Nancy to develop the line or limit as the starting point for thinking about ethics. Nancy offers an ontology of the singular-plural of being, in which the limit operates as the central term, such that we start only with second places. The chapter draws on Nancy’s concepts of relationality and transimmanence to develop an account of ethics and politics that remains at, and is mindful of, this limit as the very condition for their emergence. Ethics and the political here are both refigured as the resistance of the singular-plural transimmanence of being to totalisation, such that neither is the starting point or first place but both refer to ethos or conduct.
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