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This World Without Another, Meurs, Note and Aerts This worldwithout another. On

Summary: This World Without Another, Meurs, Note and Aerts
This worldwithout another. On
Jean-Luc Nancy andla
Pieter Meurs, Nicole Note & Diederik Aerts
In this paper, we turn to the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy. In his work La Création du Monde
ou la Mondialisation of 2002 the French philosopher analyses the process of globalisation. Rather
than denoting a new homogeneity, the term refers to a world horizon characterized in its inter-
palpable multiplicity of cultural, socio-economical, ideological and politico-moral content. According
to Nancy, globalisation refers to ag-glome-ration: the decay of what once was a globe and now
nothing more than a glome. On the one hand, Nancy indicates that the world has changed by an
unknown increase of techno-science, the worsening of inequalities between growing populations and by
the changing and disappearing of given certainties, views and identities of the world and of man. On a
large scale, this deformation is due to the relation between the capitalist evolution and the capitalising
of worldviews. On the other hand, due to the inter-palpability of the multiplicity, this means that on
our planet there is only space for one world. The world gradually becomes the only world. In this
paper we will investigate what Nancy means with the becoming-world of the world and how this
relates to our being in the world. For Nancy globalisation reveals two possible destinies of our
relation with the world. In La Création du Monde ou la Mondialisation he discerns


Source: Aerts, Diederik - Leo Apostel Centre, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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