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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. while, from Baudelaire to Lowry, from Proust to Dostoyevsky, literature and poetry also are haunted via scenes of intoxication, as though philosophy and literature percentage a subject that says and navigates their proximities and differences.

For Nancy, intoxication constitutes an extra that either fascinates and questions philosophy’s sober goals for acceptable varieties of philosophical habit and conceptual lucidity. whilst, intoxication displaces a few validated dualities—reason and keenness, 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 relevant to appreciate modernity—“be under the influence of alcohol always”—Nancy’s little booklet consists in fragments, quotations, drunken asides, and drunk repetitions. His modern “banquet” addresses a number of comparable issues, together with the position of alcohol and intoxication in rituals, myths, divine sacrifice, and non secular symbolism, all these toasts to the sacred “spirits” concerning libations and diversified types 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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