My Notes on Nancy

Here are my notes on Jean-Luc Nancy’s The Truth of Democracy, which is too elliptical and minimalist for my taste. His arguments are valuable, but there is not much here, to my mind, that is not already available in other places, especially Ranciere, but also D&G, Abensour, Hardt & Negri, Badiou, Virno…

My Reading Notes: You Can Have Them

I have been updating my long-neglected faculty home page, mostly because I am trying to learn HTML and CSS. I think it is coming along nicely, though experienced coders may disagree.


One of the things I decided to do is to put my reading notes there, free to download. The idea is not very complex: I think they may be useful to others, and so I want to share them. I have not done this before, so I am not sure about all the ramifications. The only really good example I have seen is Michael Hardt’s reading notes on Deleuze & Guattari, which I found really useful, and I was glad he shared them.

So there you go. Take them. I hope they are useful. If they are, maybe you wouldn’t mind sharing yours as well. Augment the common stream. Stoke the general intellect. Make rhizome everywhere.