The philosopher’s voice: Index n.44

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44. L’âme, le corps, l’esprit : la première est la forme du deuxième et le troisième est la force qui produit la première. Le deuxième est donc la forme expressive du troisième. Le corps exprime l’esprit, c’est-à-dire le fait jaillir au dehors, en presse le suc, en tire la sueur, en arrache les étincelles et jette tout dans l’espace. Un corps est une déflagration.

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

44. Soul, body, mind: the first is the form of the second, and the third is the force producing the first. The second is thus the expressive form of the third. The body expresses the mind, meaning that it makes it spurt out outside, squeezes its essence, draws its sweat, extracts its sparkle and tosses it all into space. A body’s an explosion.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

44. L’anima. il corpo, lo spirito: la prima è la forma del secondo e il terzo è la forza che produce la prima. Dunque il secondo è la forma espressiva del terzo. Il corpo esprime lo spirito, ovvero lo fa sgorgare fuori, ne spreme il succo, ne estrae il sudore, ne strappa le scintille e getta tutto nello spazio. Un corpo è una deflagrazione.

From Jean-Luc Nancy, Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

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