On Touching—Jean-Luc Nancy
Jacques Derrida, Translated by Christine Irizarry

BUY THIS BOOK


Table of Contents for Knowledge and Money

Table of Contents for

On TouchingJean-Luc Nancy

Foreword

Translator's Preface

"When our eyes touch"

Signing a Questionfrom Aristotle

PART I: THIS ISOF THE OTHER

1.      Psyche

"Around her, with such exact and cruel knowledge"

2.      Spacings

The Incommensurable, Syncope, and Words Beginning with 'ex-'

3.      This Is My Body

Points Already: Counterpoint, Mourning Psyche, and the Hand of"

4.      The Untouchable, or the Vow of Abstinence

The Exorbitant, ITact "beyond the possible"Stroking, Striking, Thinking, Weighing: Mourning Eros and the Other Hand of"

5.      Tender

This Is My Heart, "the heart of another"

6.      Nothing to Do in Sight: "There's no 'the' sense of touch"

Haptics, 'techn,' or Body Ecotechnics

PART II: EXEMPLARY STORIES OF THE "FLESH"

7.      Tangent I

Hand of Man, Hand of God

8.      Tangent II

"For example, my hand""The hand itself""For example, the finger""For example, 'I feel my heart'"

9.      Tangent III

The Exorbitant, 2, "Crystallization of the impossible": "Flesh," and, again, "For example, my hand"

10.  Tangent IV

Tangency and Contingency, I: The "question of technics" and the "aporias" of Flesh, "(contact, at bottom)"

11.  Tangent V

Tangency and Contingency, 2: "The 'merciful hand of the Father,' with which he thus touches us, is the Sonthe Word that is 'the touch that touches the Soul' (toque de la Divinidadel toque que toca al alma)"

PART III: PUNCTUATIONS: "AND YOU."

12.  "To self-touch you"

TouchingLanguage and the Heart

13.  "And to you." The Incalculable

Exactitude, Punctuality, Punctuation

Salve

Untimely Postscript, for Want of a Final Retouch

Salut to you, salut to the blind we become

Jean-Luc Nancy

Notes

Index of Names