By François Raffoul
Identity: Fragments, Frankness is a wealthy and strong essay at the inspiration of identification and on the way it operates in our modern international. not like many of the makes an attempt to hold to tested identities or to affiliate id with doubtful agendas, Nancy exhibits that an id is often open to alterity and its transformations.
Against cynical tasks that search to instrumentalize the query of identification in an try and manage sentiment opposed to immigration, Nancy problematizes anew the notions of id, kingdom, and nationwide id. He seeks to teach that there's by no means a given identification yet regularly an open strategy of id that keeps an publicity to distinction. therefore identification can by no means function as a self-identical topic, reminiscent of "the French."
Ultimately, for Nancy, one doesn't have an identification yet has to turn into one. you possibly can by no means go back to a self-same id yet can in basic terms search to find oneself inside distinction and singularity. Nancy indicates the deadlock of a definite belief of identification that he calls the "identity of the identifiable," which refers to a couple everlasting, given, titanic identification. against such id, Nancy deals the id of no matter what or whoever invents itself in an open technique of publicity to others and inner distinction. as a result, an id isn't given yet "makes itself via looking and inventing itself." One doesn't have an identification, yet is an id. id is an act, now not a state.
This very important ebook will supply much-needed philosophical explanation of a posh and strategic concept on the middle of many present occasions and discussions.