Dies Irae - Jean-Luc Nancy

Dies Irae

Jean-Luc Nancy

Angela Condello, Carlo Grassi and Andreas Phillippoloulos-Mihalopoulos


With an introduction by Carlo Grassi.

Translated by Cadenza Academica Translations and Angela Condello


What does it mean to judge when there is no general and universal norm to define what is right and what is wrong?

This is the first publication of an English translation of Jean-Luc Nancy’s acclaimed consideration of the law’s most pervasive principles in the context of actual systems and contemporary institutions, power, norms, laws. In a world where it is clearly impossible to imagine the realization of an ideal of justice that corresponds to every person’s ideal of justice, Nancy probes the limits of legal normativity starting from this problem.