Film-Philosophy 16 (1):183-198 (2012)

Daniele Rugo
Brunel University
According to Jean-Luc Nancy the essential condition for the existence of sense is the 'otherness' of our being-together. For John Cassavetes being-together makes sense only there where it escapes sense. It will be shown that in fact that both propositions derive from a qualitative distance at the heart of our being-together. This qualitative distance triggers the circulation of sense and leaves sense always open. It is in this way that being-together responds of sense absolutely (responding to its content – the acquired meanings – and its structure – sense’s referentiality) by foreclosing any absolute sense, maintaining itself as it were as the moving horizon of sense
Keywords Cassavetes  Jean-Luc Nancy, Faces, Sense, Heidegger, Deleuze, Blanchot, Adorno, Hermeneutics, Powers of existence
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DOI 10.3366/film.2012.0011
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