In Memoriam Jean-Luc Nancy

by | 26 Aug 2021

Jean-Luc Nancy (26 July 1940 – 23 August 2021)

Jean-Luc Nancy passed away on August 23. 

It is a huge loss of someone who both as a philosopher and as a friend was so important to many of us. His talk last January at the ‘Left Theory in the 21st century’ conference at the Institute Nikos Poulantzas was one of his last public lectures and was accompanied by a Q&A for almost an hour. With his usual generosity he answered questions on a variety of topics displaying again his unique spirit and deep political commitment. We have embedded the lecture below.

In the late 2000s and early 2010s he came repeatedly to London and gave talks at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Law School. We witnessed ‘thinking in action’ and you can read a transcript of a portion of this here.

Jean-Luc survives in our memory and the many books and articles he published but also in the hundreds of publications inspired by him.

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