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On the Commerce of Thinking$
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Jean-Luc Nancy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230365

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230365.001.0001

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On the Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

Fordham University Press

Books are heavy and light, they come one after the other, they substitute one for another even as they remain immobilized on solemn library shelves. They are simply books [bouquins] and illegible mumbo jumbo as much as first editions and incunabula. They are easily set alight, but difficult to consume. They are the matter of our thinking, serious yet elusive, available yet secret, obstinately shared among us as the promise of nothing other than this commerce itself.

Keywords:   books, matter, commerce

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