Jean-Luc Nancy

1940 - 2021

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Jean-Luc Nancy ( nahn-SEE, French: [ʒɑ̃lyk nɑ̃si]; 26 July 1940 – 23 August 2021) was a French philosopher. Nancy's first book, published in 1973, was Le titre de la lettre (The Title of the Letter, 1992), a reading of the work of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, written in collaboration with Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Luc Nancy has received more than 344,331 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Jean-Luc Nancy is the 469th most popular philosopher (down from 319th in 2019), the 1,397th most popular biography from France (down from 855th in 2019) and the 67th most popular French Philosopher.

Jean-Luc Nancy is most famous for his work on phenomenology and deconstruction. He was a professor at the University of Strasbourg and the University of Paris VIII. He was also a visiting professor at Yale University, Brown University, and the University of California, Irvine.

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Over the past year Jean-Luc Nancy has had the most page views in the with 33,578 views, followed by French (15,168), and Spanish (8,865). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (82.10%), Latin (71.08%), and Ukrainian (59.69%)


Among philosophers, Jean-Luc Nancy ranks 469 out of 1,267Before him are Zhiyi, Ivan Ilyin, Daniel Dennett, Vincent of Beauvais, George Pachymeres, and Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda. After him are Hans Reichenbach, Hasdai Crescas, Ravidas, P. D. Ouspensky, Ernst Troeltsch, and Valentinus.

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Among people born in 1940, Jean-Luc Nancy ranks 90Before him are Toshihide Maskawa, George Akerlof, Robin Cook, Dionne Warwick, Ali Hassan Salameh, and Phil Ochs. After him are Vittorio Storaro, Gojko Mitić, Rudi Dutschke, James Brolin, Mamnoon Hussain, and Nobuyoshi Araki. Among people deceased in 2021, Jean-Luc Nancy ranks 69Before him are Anne Rice, Jehan Sadat, Edita Gruberová, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Hal Holbrook, and Lina Wertmüller. After him are Pat Hitchcock, John McAfee, Kentaro Miura, Abdul Qadeer Khan, Tamara Press, and Larry Flynt.

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Among people born in France, Jean-Luc Nancy ranks 1,397 out of 6,770Before him are François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818), Vincent of Beauvais (1190), Laurent Schwartz (1915), Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle (1712), Renata of Lorraine (1544), and Jacques Laffite (1943). After him are Jacques Balmat (1762), François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Jean II, Duke of Alençon (1409), Fabien Barthez (1971), Adela of Normandy (1065), and Marius Jacob (1879).


Among philosophers born in France, Jean-Luc Nancy ranks 67Before him are Petrus Ramus (1515), Maine de Biran (1766), Michel Serres (1930), Victor Cousin (1792), Michel de Certeau (1925), and Vincent of Beauvais (1190). After him are Pierre Duhem (1861), Guillaume Budé (1467), Louis Couturat (1868), William of Champeaux (1070), Émile Chartier (1868), and Henry Corbin (1903).