Aesthetisation of truth and sense in the work of Jean-Luc Nancy

  • Valentina Hribar Sorčan
Keywords: Jean-Luc Nancy, truth, sense, aesthetics, ethics


This paper represents the work of Jean-Luc Nancy, contemporary french thinker, who deals, first of all, with a question of truth and sense. A loss of sense, as human finitude reveals it, is condition and, already, sense of existence at the same time. A recognition of a flight of sense is connected with such an understanding of human freedom, which uncovers a new possibility of comprehension of truth. Freedom is truth of sense and truth exists only as truth of sense. Making sense makes sense only if it attests an intersubjective relation between us, existing in this world. Nancy’s phenomenological thinking negotiates with Nietzsche’s and Heidegger’s philosophies. He is convinced that phenomenologie didn’t consecrate enough to a rising of sense as the original possibility of significance. Nancy argues for sense within a horizon of sensibility. Therefore his thought could be understood in the direction of an aesthetisation of truth and sense.


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Hribar SorčanV. Aesthetisation of truth and sense in the work of Jean-Luc Nancy. FV [Internet]. 2016Jan.17 [cited 2020Aug.12];22(3). Available from: