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Syncope: The Philosophy of Rapture

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Clément takes us whirling through the timelessness of syncope, the stop-time of music, literature, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. Examining moments of “syncopation” in the discourses of Plato, Descartes, Pascal, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, the author critiques a classical Western logocentric philosophy that always tries to master any fissure of uncertainty.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published October 7th 1994 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published April 26th 1990)
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Catherine Clément (born February 10, 1939) is a prominent French philosopher, novelist, feminist, and literary critic. She received a degree in philosophy from the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure, and studied under such luminaries as Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan, working in the fields of anthropology and psychoanalysis. A member of the school of French feminism, she has published boo ...more
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