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Syncope : The Philosophy of Rapture - Catherine Clement


The Philosophy of Rapture

Paperback Published: 1st October 1994
ISBN: 9780816619788
Number Of Pages: 328

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A comparison of Western and Indian philosophies using syncope, to describe the escape from self and the rapture of uncertainty in human endeavour.

Foreword: East Meets West
Translators' Preface
Author's Note
Introduction: Where Am I?p. 1
Choosing Nightp. 23
Philosophers and Their Daemonsp. 36
Depriving the City of Spices: Plato Purges the Republicp. 52
The Owl and the Nightingale: Hegel and Holderlinp. 62
Loves Me, Loves Me Not; or, The Love of Dialecticp. 73
Of Young Girls as Thought: Kierkegaard the Seducerp. 85
Abraham, and a Roasted Lamb's Headp. 94
The Great Attackp. 106
The Birth of Identity and the Syncope of the Imago: Lacanp. 118
"Inter faeces et urinas": Tantrism Between Feces and Urinep. 131
Thought Burned Alive: Indian Philosophiesp. 146
Syncope Leaves for the Forest: The Renouncersp. 166
Educational Love at First Sight: The Lady, the Guru, and the Psychoanalystp. 179
Jouissances: Between the Angel and the Placentap. 200
Ego Orgasm and the Indolence of the Subjectp. 217
Syncope's Strategies: The Creative Act and the Un-Governing of the Worldp. 235
Conclusion: Deceiving Death and Embracing Godp. 251
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780816619788
ISBN-10: 0816619786
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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