Intoxication (Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory) by Jean-Luc Nancy,Philip Armstrong

By Jean-Luc Nancy,Philip Armstrong

From Plato’s Symposium to Hegel’s fact as a “Bacchanalian revel,” from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication. even as, from Baudelaire to Lowry, from Proust to Dostoyevsky, literature and poetry also are haunted by way of scenes of intoxication, as though philosophy and literature proportion a subject matter that asserts and navigates their proximities and differences.

For Nancy, intoxication constitutes an extra that either fascinates and questions philosophy’s sober pursuits for acceptable kinds of philosophical habit and conceptual lucidity. whilst, intoxication displaces a couple of validated dualities—reason and fervour, brain and physique, rationality and wish, rigor and extra, readability and confusion, good judgment and eros.

Taking its element of departure from Baudelaire’s specific important to appreciate modernity—“be under the influence of alcohol always”—Nancy’s little publication consists in fragments, quotations, drunken asides, and under the influence of alcohol repetitions. His modern “banquet” addresses quite a number similar subject matters, together with the function of alcohol and intoxication in rituals, myths, divine sacrifice, and non secular symbolism, all these toasts to the sacred “spirits” related to libations and diverse varieties of speech and enunciation—to the gods, to modernity, to absolutely the. Affecting either brain and physique, Nancy’s topic turns into intoxicated: Ego sum, ego existo ebrius—I am, I exist—drunk.

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