By Simon Morgan Wortham

To what volume does sleep represent a restrict for the philosophical mind's eye? Why does it recur all through philosophy? what's at factor within the repeated relegation of sleep to the area of physiological examine (as in Kant, Freud and Bergson), in favour of marketing the severe research of goals and dreaming as a key indicator of modernity? Does philosophy entail a undeniable repression of the poetics of sleep in all its conceptual impossibility?

Through a sequence of engagements with key thinkers in sleek ecu philosophy, this ebook rearticulates a poetics of sleep on the middle of a few of its seminal texts. From the complicated but instructive prestige of a Kantian discourse on sleep to the conceptual contradictions inherent in psychoanalytic inspiration and the wealthy chances of considering 'sleep' within the writings of Bergson, Blanchot and Nancy, the book's objective is to dredge the is still of sleep - to not deliver its secrets and techniques to the outside of waking existence, yet as an alternative to attract toward what falls less than or away in pondering and writing 'sleep'.

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