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The Interval: Relation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson

Rebecca Hill

Abstract

This book offers a sustained analysis of the concept grounding Irigaray's thought: the constitutive yet incalculable interval of sexual difference. In an extension of Irigaray's project, it takes up her formulation of the interval as a way of rereading Aristotle's concept of topos and Bergson's concept of duration. A sexed hierarchy is diagnosed at the heart of Aristotle's and Bergson's presentations. Yet beyond that phallocentrism, this book points out how Aristotle's theory of topos as a sensible relation between two bodies that differ in being and Bergson's intuition of duration as an incal ... More

Keywords: Irigaray, Aristotle, Bergson, difference, sexual difference, place, space, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823237241
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823237241.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Hill, author
School of Media and Communication at RMIT University

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