Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2016

168 Pages

5 x 7 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780823273478

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Jean-Luc Nancy, Adèle Van Reeth, and Translated by Charlotte Mandell

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • In the form of an extended interview, Nancy explores the concept of jouissance, a term whose many valences dictate how we think about pleasure, as well as posession and a number of key philosophical and cultural concepts.
  • While recognizing the centrality of jouissance to sexuality, Nancy also shows how the term's reach expands to other domains, such as the law (from which the term derives), thereby illuminating the linkages and deferrals constitutive of our experience of pleasure.
  • The English translation includes four short pieces by Nancy that continue to work through these questions.

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