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By Jean-Luc Nancy,Charlotte Mandell

ISBN-10: 0823231178

ISBN-13: 9780823231171

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ISBN-13: 9780823231188

Philosophers have principally missed sleep, treating it as a dead negativity, mere repose for the physique or at most sensible a resource for the creation of subconscious symptoms out of the evening of the soul.
In a unprecedented theoretical research written with lyric depth, the autumn of Sleep places an finish to this overlook by means of delivering a deft but rigorous philosophy of sleep. What does it suggest to "fall" asleep? may possibly there exist whatever like a "reason" of sleep, a cause at paintings in its personal shape or modality, a modality of being in oneself, of go back to oneself, with out the waking "self" that distinguishes "I" from "you" and from the area? What cause may perhaps exist in that absence of ego, visual appeal, and goal, in an abandon due to which one is emptied out right into a non-place shared by way of everyone?
Sleep attests to whatever like an equality of all that exists within the rhythm of the realm. With sleep, victory is consistently renewed over the phobia of evening, an a self belief that we are going to wake with the go back of day, in a go back to self, to us--though to a self, an us, that's every day various, unexpected, with none caution given in advance.
To search anew the which means stirring within the intended lack of that means, of realization, and of regulate that happens in sleep isn't really to reclaim a few that means already frequent in philosophy, faith, progressivism, or the other -ism. it truly is as an alternative to open anew a resource that isn't the resource of a that means yet that makes up the character right to that means, its fact: commencing, gushing forth, infinity.
This appealing, profound meditation on sleep is a different paintings within the background of phenomenology--a lyrical phenomenology of what could have no phenomenology, given that sleep indicates itself to the waking observer, the topic of phenomenology, in basic terms as disappearance and concealment.

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