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Rodolphe Burger: Jean-Luc’s Voice
Jean-Luc’s Voice
(p. 345 – 350)

Rodolphe Burger

Jean-Luc’s Voice

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In his essay, Rodolphe Burger depicts Jean-Luc Nancy’s voice. It is the voice that goes by its first name. The general operation of this voice could be described as a pre-nominalization of everything that it states and pronounces. The speaking voice brings all contours to fade: it uplifts all things as if by calling them by their first name.

  • democracy
  • deconstruction
  • community
  • post-structuralism
  • ethics

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Rodolphe Burger

Rodolphe Burger is a French composer, guitarist and singer. Founder of the rock group Kat Onoma (1986–2002), he currently pursues a solo career through his label Last Band and the Rodolphe Burger Company, often via numerous collaborations with other artists. He is also the founder of the festival “C’est dans la vallée.”
Susanna Lindberg (ed.), Artemy Magun (ed.), ...: Thinking With—Jean-Luc Nancy

With this book, we would like to resume the passionate conversation that Jean-Luc Nancy was engaged in throughout his life, with philosophers and artists from all over the world. Now that he has passed away, it is not enough for us to simply reflect on his work: we would like to stay true to the stance to which his thought invites us, in a pluralistic and communal way. Jean-Luc Nancy takes up the old philosophical question of truth as a praxis of a with — understanding truth without any given measure or comparison as an articulation of a with. It is a thinking responsible for the world from within the world, a language that seeks to respond to the ongoing mutation of our civilization.


With contributions by Jean-Christophe Bailly, Rodolphe Burger, Marcia Sá Calvacante Schuback, Marcus Coelen, Alexander García Düttmann, Juan-Manuel Garrido, Martta Heikkilä, Erich Hörl, Valentin Husson, Sandrine Israel-Jost, Ian James, Apostolos Lampropoulos, Nidesh Lawtoo, Jérôme Lèbre, Susanna Lindberg, Michael Marder, Artemy Magun, Boyan Manchev, Dieter Mersch, Hélène Nancy, Jean-Luc Nancy, Aïcha Liviana Messina, Ginette Michaud, Helen Petrovsky, Jacob Rogozinski, Philipp Stoellger, Peter Szendy, Georgios Tsagdis, Marita Tatari, Gert-Jan van der Heiden, Aukje van Rooden.