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The Resource Corpus, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand

Corpus, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand

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Corpus
Title
Corpus
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
How have we thought "the body"? How can we think it anew? The body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, the "mystical body of Christ"--All these (and others) are incorporated in the word Corpus, the title and topic of Jean-Luc Nancy's masterwork. Corpus is a work of literary force at once phenomenological, sociological, theological, and philosophical in its multiple orientations and approaches. In thirty-six brief sections, Nancy offers us at once an encyclopedia and a polemical program--reviewing classical takes on the "corpus" from Plato, Aristotle, and Saint Paul to Descartes, Hegel, Husserl, and Freud, while demonstrating that the mutations (technological, biological, and political) of our own culture have given rise to the need for a new understanding of the body. He not only tells the story of this cultural change but also explores the promise and responsibilities that such a new understanding entails. The long-awaited English translation is a bold, bravura rendering. To the title essay are added five closely related recent pieces--including a commentary by Antonia Birnbaum--dedicated in large part to the legacy of the "mind-body problem" formulated by Descartes and the challenge it poses to rethinking the ancient problems of the corpus. The last and most poignant of these essays is "The Intruder," Nancy's philosophical meditation on his heart transplant. The book also serves as the opening move in Nancy's larger project called "The deconstruction of Christianity."
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OCLCE
Index
index present
Language note
French text and English translation on facing pages; commentary and notes in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Perspectives in continental philosophy
Corpus, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand
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Corpus, Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x04c6
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's note -- Corpus -- On the soul -- The extension of the soul -- To exist is to exit the point / by Antonia Birnbaum -- Indices on the body -- The intruder
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First edition.
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1 online resource (x, 173 pages).
Form of item
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Isbn
9780823237517
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Media MARC source
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Media type code
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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