The philosopher’s voice: Index n.58

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58. Pourquoi 58 indices ? Parce que 5 + 8 = les membres du corps, bras, jambes et tête, et les 8 régions du corps : le dos, le ventre, le crâne, le visage, les fesses, le sexe, l’anus, la gorge. Ou bien parce que 5 + 8 = 13 et 13 = 1 & 3, 1 valant pour l’unité (un corps) et 3 valant pour l’incessante agitation et transformation qui circule, qui se divise et qui s’excite entre la matière du corps, son âme et son esprit… Ou bien encore: l’arcane XIII du tarot désigne la mort, et la mort incorpore le corps dans l’inusable corps universel des boues et des cycles chimiques, des chaleurs et des éclats stellaires…

 

From 58 Indices sur le corps et extension de l’âme. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

58. Why 58 indices? Because 5 + 8 = the members of the body, arms, legs, and head, and the eight regions of the body: the back, the belly, the skull, the face, the buttocks, the genitals, the anus, the throat. Or else because 5 + 8 = 13 and 13 = 1 & 3, 1 standing for unity (one body) and 3 standing for an endlessly circulating agitation and transformation; dividing and exciting itself among the body’s matter, soul and spirit … Or even: the arcane XIII of the tarot deck designating death, death incorporating the body in an everlasting universal body of mud and chemical cycles, of heat and stellar bursts …

 

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

58. Perché 58 indizi? Perché 5 + 8 = le membra del corpo, braccia, gambe e testa, e le otto regioni del corpo: il dorso, il ventre, il cranio, il viso, le natiche, il sesso, l’ano, la gola. Oppure per­ché 5 + 8 = 13 e 13 = 1 & 3, 1 che vale per l’unità (un corpo) e 3 che vale per l’incessante agitazione e trasformazione che circola, si divide e si eccita tra la materia del corpo, la sua ani­ma e il suo spirito… Oppure ancora: l’arcano XIII del tarocco designa la morte, e la morte incorpora il corpo nell’indistrutti­bile corpo universale dei fanghi e dei cicli chimici, dei calori e degli splendori stellari…

 

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

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