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Jean-Luc Nancy

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279944

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.001.0001

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Ipseity

Ipseity

Chapter:
(p.67) Ipseity
Source:
Portrait
Author(s):

Jean-Luc Nancy

, Sarah Clift, Simon Sparks
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279944.003.0012

The birth of the portrait1 therefore takes place under a double constraint: The face of a person, a particular person, must be represented, and he or she must be represented according to the sameness of “self” of which he or she is the witness, the expression, in sum the revelation, and indeed also the un-representability. The first exigency moves in the direction of what we call “realism;” the second in the direction of the in-figurable ...

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