The philosopher’s voice: Index n.36

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  1. Corpus: a body is a collection of pieces, bits, members, zones, states, functions. Heads, hands and cartilage, burnings, smoothnesses, spurts, sleep, digestion, goose-bumps, excitation, breathing, digesting, reproducing, mending, saliva, synovia, twists, cramps, and beauty spots. It’s a collection of collections, a corpus corporum, whose unity remains a question for itself. Even when taken as a body without organs, it still has a hundred organs, each of which pulls and disorganizes the whole, which can no longer manage to be totalized.

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

 

  1. Corpus: un corps est une collection de pièces, de morceaux, de membres, de zones, d’états, de fonctions. Têtes, mains et cartilages, brûlures, suavités, giclées, sommeil, digestion, horripilation, excitation, respirer, digérer, se reproduire, se réparer, salive, synovie, torsions, crampes et grains de beauté. C’est une collection de collections, corpus corporum, dont l’unité reste une question pour elle même. Même au titre de corps sans organes, il a quand même cent organes, dont chacun tire à soi et désorganise le tout qui ne parvient plus à se totaliser.

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

 

  1. Corpus: un corpo è una collezione di pezzi, parti, membra, zone, stati, funzioni. Teste, mani e cartilagini, bruciature, soa­vità, zampilli, sonno, digestione, raccapriccio, eccitazione, re­spirare, digerire, riprodursi, ripararsi, saliva, sinovia, torsioni, crampi e nei. È una collezione di collezioni, corpus corporum, la cui unità resta una questione in sé. Anche a titolo di corpo senza organi, ha comunque cento organi, ciascuno dei quali tira a sé e disorganizza il tutto, che non giunge più a farsi tota­lità.

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

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