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Susanna Lindberg: Splendid Splintered Being
Splendid Splintered Being
(p. 213 – 226)

Susanna Lindberg

Splendid Splintered Being

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Splendid Splintered Being is a study on one of Nancy’s signature words, éclat, which evokes both brilliant splendor and splintered dispersion. This article interprets Nancy’s image of être en éclats, translated as splendid splintered being, as a deconstruction of Heidegger’s thinking of being. I show how Nancy’s new style of thinking, which is also a thinking-with-others, can be understood as another interpretation of the subject of thinking than Heidegger’s Dasein. I present splendid splintered being as a deconstruction of Heidegger’s es gibt Sein. I also show how Nancy introduces a certain technics of sense in the place of Heidegger’s Lichtung. Finally, I show how rethinking being clears the way towards Nancy’s unheard-of philosophy of nature, where éclat is given in the mineral glare of stones and in the stellar glimmer of the frontiers of space.

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Susanna Lindberg

is a Professor of continental philosophy at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. She is a specialist in German idealism, phenomenology, and contemporary French philosophy. In the recent years, her research has focused n the question of technics. After earning a PhD at the University of Strasbourg and a Habilitation at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, she has worked as a researcher at the University of Helsinki and at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre; as a lecturer and professor at the University of Tampere, and as a core fellow at the Collegium for Advanced Studies of the University of Helsinki. Her publications include From Technological Humanity to Bio-Technical Existence (forthcoming at SUNY, 2023), Techniques en philosophie (Hermann, 2020), Le monde défait. L’être au monde aujourd’hui (Hermann, 2016), Heidegger contre Hegel: Les irréconciliables, and Entre Heidegger et Hegel: L’éclosion et vie de l’être (L’Harmattan, 2010). She also has edited several collected volumes, notably The Ethos of Digital Environments. Technology, Literary Theory and Philosophy (with Hanna-Riikka Roine, Routledge, 2021), The End of the World (with Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Rowman and Littlefield, 2017) and Europe Beyond Universalism and Particularism (with Sergei Prozorov and Mika Ojakangas, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). In addition to this, she has published many  academic articles in the leading journals.
Other texts by Susanna Lindberg for DIAPHANES
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.