By Simon Morgan Wortham
Through a sequence of engagements with key thinkers in glossy eu philosophy, this ebook rearticulates a poetics of sleep on the center of a few of its seminal texts. From the challenging but instructive prestige of a Kantian discourse on sleep to the conceptual contradictions inherent in psychoanalytic inspiration and the wealthy probabilities of pondering 'sleep' within the writings of Bergson, Blanchot and Nancy, the book's objective is to dredge the continues to be of sleep - to not carry its secrets and techniques to the outside of waking existence, yet as an alternative to attract toward what falls lower than or away in pondering and writing 'sleep'.
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The Poetics of Sleep: From Aristotle to Nancy by Simon Morgan Wortham