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Jean-Luc Nancy and Pierre-Philippe Jandin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823275403

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823275403.001.0001

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Formative Years

Formative Years

(p.1) 1 Formative Years
The Possibility of a World

Jean-Luc Nancy

Fordham University Press

Jean-Luc Nancy describes how he initially became interested in philosophy. He discusses his strange curiosities as a young person, his childhood in France and Germany during and after the war, his Christian activist youth, his creative years writing poetry and doing theater, his experience of 1968, and his first encounters with Heidegger and Derrida.

Keywords:   1968, Algeria, Christianity, Derrida, Hegel, Heidegger, Kant, Marx, World War II

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