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Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula

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Description for Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula Paperback. Ego Sum proposes a provocative and unprecedented reading of Descartes. By paying attention to mode of presentation of Descartes's philosophy, Nancy challenges our common understanding of the Cogito and shows how Descartes's ego is not the self-certain, self-transparent Subject of metaphysics but a mouth that opens to utter: ego sum. Translator(s): Morin, Marie-Eve. Num Pages: 168 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; DSA; HPM; JMAF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 206 x 229 x 22. Weight in Grams: 250.
First published in 1979 but never available in English until now, Ego Sum challenges, through a careful and unprecedented reading of Descartes's writings, the picture of Descartes as the father of modern philosophy: the thinker who founded the edifice of knowledge on the absolute self-certainty of a Subject fully transparent to itself. While other theoretical discourses, such as psychoanalysis, have also attempted to subvert this Subject, Nancy shows how they always inadvertently reconstituted the Subject they were trying to leave behind. Nancy's wager is that, at the moment of modern subjectivity's founding, a foundation that ... Read more

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About Jean-Luc Nancy
Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Expectation: Philosophy, Literature; The Possibility of a World; The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; and, with Adele Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham). Marie-Eve Morin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta in Canada. She ... Read more

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Ego Sum is the most risky, and therefore most philosophically interesting, book concerning Descartes in the last forty years. Like Descartes's own philosophy, it remains contemporary.
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