Intoxication (Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory)

4.17 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780823267736: Intoxication (Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From Plato’s Symposium to Hegel’s truth as a “Bacchanalian revel,” from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication. At the same time, from Baudelaire to Lowry, from Proust to Dostoyevsky, literature and poetry are also haunted by scenes of intoxication, as if philosophy and literature share a theme that announces and navigates their proximities and differences.

For Nancy, intoxication constitutes an excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy’s sober ambitions for appropriate forms of philosophical behavior and conceptual lucidity. At the same time, intoxication displaces a number of established dualities―reason and passion, mind and body, rationality and desire, rigor and excess, clarity and confusion, logic and eros.

Taking its point of departure from Baudelaire’s categorical imperative to understand modernity―“be drunk always”―Nancy’s little book is composed in fragments, quotations, drunken asides, and inebriated repetitions. His contemporary “banquet” addresses a range of related themes, including the role of alcohol and intoxication in rituals, myths, divine sacrifice, and religious symbolism, all those toasts to the sacred “spirits” involving libations and different forms of speech and enunciation―to the gods, to modernity, to the Absolute. Affecting both mind and body, Nancy’s subject becomes intoxicated: Ego sum, ego existo ebrius―I am, I exist―drunk.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Expectation: Philosophy, Literature; The Possibility of a World; The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; and, with Adèle Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham).

Review:

Read Nancy’s wonderfully exhilarating Intoxication and you’ll understand why it is urgent to be, like Rimbaud’s boat, ivre. Make no mistake: French ivresse has little to do with intoxication’s dull thud of medical measure. Leave intoxication for breathalyzers; ivresse is pure elation, sublimated elevation, an ecstatic Bacchic frenzy soaring to poetic rapture, a rapture that, as Hegel stated, achieves the dizzy dissolution of all absolutes. (―Jean-Michel Rabaté University of Pennsylvania)

“The originality of Intoxication lies in the acuity and patience (and indeed the touch of humor) with which it teases out the surprising concurrence, or interaction, of two apparently unrelated terms―that of the “Absolute” on the one hand, and that of “ivresse” or “drunkenness” on the other.” (―Richard A. Rand University of Alabama)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 15.95
US$ 13.48

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jean-Luc Nancy
Published by Fordham University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Plato s Symposium to Hegel s truth as a Bacchanalian revel, from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication. At the same time, from Baudelaire to Lowry, from Proust to Dostoyevsky, literature and poetry are also haunted by scenes of intoxication, as if philosophy and literature share a theme that announces and navigates their proximities and differences. For Nancy, intoxication constitutes an excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy s sober ambitions for appropriate forms of philosophical behavior and conceptual lucidity. At the same time, intoxication displaces a number of established dualities-reason and passion, mind and body, rationality and desire, rigor and excess, clarity and confusion, logic and eros. Taking its point of departure from Baudelaire s categorical imperative to understand modernity- be drunk always -Nancy s little book is composed in fragments, quotations, drunken asides, and inebriated repetitions. His contemporary banquet addresses a range of related themes, including the role of alcohol and intoxication in rituals, myths, divine sacrifice, and religious symbolism, all those toasts to the sacred spirits involving libations and different forms of speech and enunciation-to the gods, to modernity, to the Absolute. Affecting both mind and body, Nancy s subject becomes intoxicated: Ego sum, ego existo ebrius-I am, I exist-drunk. Seller Inventory # AAC9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 13.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nancy, Jean-Luc
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jean-Luc Nancy
Published by Fordham University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Plato s Symposium to Hegel s truth as a Bacchanalian revel, from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication. At the same time, from Baudelaire to Lowry, from Proust to Dostoyevsky, literature and poetry are also haunted by scenes of intoxication, as if philosophy and literature share a theme that announces and navigates their proximities and differences. For Nancy, intoxication constitutes an excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy s sober ambitions for appropriate forms of philosophical behavior and conceptual lucidity. At the same time, intoxication displaces a number of established dualities-reason and passion, mind and body, rationality and desire, rigor and excess, clarity and confusion, logic and eros. Taking its point of departure from Baudelaire s categorical imperative to understand modernity- be drunk always -Nancy s little book is composed in fragments, quotations, drunken asides, and inebriated repetitions. His contemporary banquet addresses a range of related themes, including the role of alcohol and intoxication in rituals, myths, divine sacrifice, and religious symbolism, all those toasts to the sacred spirits involving libations and different forms of speech and enunciation-to the gods, to modernity, to the Absolute. Affecting both mind and body, Nancy s subject becomes intoxicated: Ego sum, ego existo ebrius-I am, I exist-drunk. Seller Inventory # AAC9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 13.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Nancy, Jean-Luc
Published by Fordham University Press 12/1/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press 12/1/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Intoxication. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 14.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nancy, Jean-Luc
Published by Fordham University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0823267733

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Nancy, Jean-Luc
Published by Fordham University Press
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0823267733. Seller Inventory # Z0823267733ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 16.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jean-Luc Nancy
Published by Fordham University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. From Plato s Symposium to Hegel s truth as a Bacchanalian revel, from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication. At the same time, from Baudelaire to Lowry, from Proust to Dostoyevsky, literature and poetry are also haunted by scenes of intoxication, as if philosophy and literature share a theme that announces and navigates their proximities and differences. For Nancy, intoxication constitutes an excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy s sober ambitions for appropriate forms of philosophical behavior and conceptual lucidity. At the same time, intoxication displaces a number of established dualities-reason and passion, mind and body, rationality and desire, rigor and excess, clarity and confusion, logic and eros. Taking its point of departure from Baudelaire s categorical imperative to understand modernity- be drunk always -Nancy s little book is composed in fragments, quotations, drunken asides, and inebriated repetitions. His contemporary banquet addresses a range of related themes, including the role of alcohol and intoxication in rituals, myths, divine sacrifice, and religious symbolism, all those toasts to the sacred spirits involving libations and different forms of speech and enunciation-to the gods, to modernity, to the Absolute. Affecting both mind and body, Nancy s subject becomes intoxicated: Ego sum, ego existo ebrius-I am, I exist-drunk. Seller Inventory # BTE9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jean-Luc Nancy
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97808232677360000000

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 17.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jean-Luc Nancy
Published by Fordham University Press
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fordham University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 64 pages. This charming essay, originally a talk given in a vineyard in France, is in the line of such books as Listening and The Fall of Sleep, in which Nancy develops a phenomenologically based account of ordinary experiences. His topic here is intoxication--though ivresse also means exhilaration in French. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 19.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jean-Luc Nancy
ISBN 10: 0823267733 ISBN 13: 9780823267736
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. From Plato's Symposium to Hegel's truth as a Bacchanalian revel, from the Bacchae of Euripedes to Nietzsche, philosophy holds a deeply ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 72 pages. 0.113. Seller Inventory # 9780823267736

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 19.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book