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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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The Present, Presence

The Present, Presence

(p.118) 8 The Present, Presence
The Possibility of a World

Jean-Luc Nancy

Fordham University Press

Nancy is invited to speak about time and the concept of “presence.” The chapter is at once a discussion of Heidegger and Derrida and a recapitulation of Nancy’s philosophy of time. Nancy reintroduces his notion of the “coming about” or “coming to pass” and says that this notion “remains to be thought.”

Keywords:   advent, coming about, contingency, Derrida, event, Heidegger, messianic

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