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Freeing yourself towards your own being-free: Jean-Luc Nancy on the metaphysics of freedom

Ignaas Devisch UGent and Joeri Schrijvers (2011) SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY. 30(3). p.11-25
abstract
In this article, a close study of Jean-Luc Nancy's The Experience of Freedom is offered. After presenting the book's main argument, i.e. a non-metaphysical thinking of freedom, we turn to the question of subjectivity and freedom in relation to the eventfulness of freedom itself. The article closes by questioning certain surprising tendencies in Nancy's work. So, for instance, one might note a return of the concept of destiny (and therefore of a certain fonts of metaphysics) in Nancy's debate with Heidegger. Throughout, this essay seeks to relate the theme of freedom to other works of Nancy, including his recent deconstruction of Christianity, and to the debate with Heidegger and Derrida that takes place around the question of the freedom of the human being.
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journal title
SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
South Afr. J. Philos.
volume
30
issue
3
pages
11 - 25
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Article
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000295860700002
ISSN
0258-0136
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1896515
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1896515
date created
2011-09-01 14:29:41
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2016-12-19 15:41:59
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  abstract     = {In this article, a close study of Jean-Luc Nancy's The Experience of Freedom is offered. After presenting the book's main argument, i.e. a non-metaphysical thinking of freedom, we turn to the question of subjectivity and freedom in relation to the eventfulness of freedom itself. The article closes by questioning certain surprising tendencies in Nancy's work. So, for instance, one might note a return of the concept of destiny (and therefore of a certain fonts of metaphysics) in Nancy's debate with Heidegger. Throughout, this essay seeks to relate the theme of freedom to other works of Nancy, including his recent deconstruction of Christianity, and to the debate with Heidegger and Derrida that takes place around the question of the freedom of the human being.},
  author       = {Devisch, Ignaas and Schrijvers, Joeri},
  issn         = {0258-0136},
  journal      = {SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {11--25},
  title        = {Freeing yourself towards your own being-free: Jean-Luc Nancy on the metaphysics of freedom},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Devisch, Ignaas, and Joeri Schrijvers. 2011. “Freeing Yourself Towards Your Own Being-free: Jean-Luc Nancy on the Metaphysics of Freedom.” South African Journal of Philosophy 30 (3): 11–25.
APA
Devisch, Ignaas, & Schrijvers, J. (2011). Freeing yourself towards your own being-free: Jean-Luc Nancy on the metaphysics of freedom. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 30(3), 11–25.
Vancouver
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Devisch I, Schrijvers J. Freeing yourself towards your own being-free: Jean-Luc Nancy on the metaphysics of freedom. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY. 2011;30(3):11–25.
MLA
Devisch, Ignaas, and Joeri Schrijvers. “Freeing Yourself Towards Your Own Being-free: Jean-Luc Nancy on the Metaphysics of Freedom.” SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY 30.3 (2011): 11–25. Print.