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The Creation of the World or Globalization
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher State Univ of New York Pr
Publication date February 8, 2007
Pages 129
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780791470251
ISBN-10 0791470253
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $49.50
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy's 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world. Developing a contrast in the French language between two terms that are usually synonymous, or that are used interchangeably, namely globalisation (globalization) and mondialisation (world-forming), Nancy undertakes a rethinking of what "world-forming" might mean. At stake in this distinction is for him nothing less than two possible destinies of our humanity, and of our time. On the one hand, with globalization, there is the uniformity produced by a global economical and technological logic leading to the contrary of an inhabitable world, "the un-world" (l'im-monde)--as Nancy refers to it--an un-world that entails social disintegration, misery, and injustice. And, on the other hand, there is the possibility of an authentic world-forming, that is, of a making of the world and of a making sense that Nancy calls a "creation" of the world. Nancy understands such world-forming in terms of an inexhaustible struggle for justice. This book is an important contribution by Nancy to a philosophical reflection on the phenomenon of globalization and a further development on his earlier works on our being-in-common, justice, and a-theological existence.

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9780791470251 | details & prices | 129 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $49.50
About: Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy's 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world.
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9780791470268 | details & prices | 129 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Philosophical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization.

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