Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The IntervalRelation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rebecca Hill

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823237241

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823237241.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 October 2018

Being in Place

Being in Place

(p.37) 2. Being in Place
The Interval

Rebecca Hill

Fordham University Press

This chapter is a close reading of Aristotle's treatise on place (topos), Physics IV 1–5. It is argued that Aristotle, albeit briefly, and without apparently assimilating the implications of the manoeuvre for his doctrine of substance, affirms that place is the ground of thinking. He defines place as a sensible relation that is irreducible to mathematical calculation. Aristotle argues that this sensible relation is not an interval (diastêma) but an immobile limit (peras) between two bodies. It is argued that his affirmation of this relation as foundational is crucial to thinking about difference because it underlines the inextricability of the sensible from a thinking of the interval and anticipates the grounding status of Irigaray's contention that place is an interval (l'intervalle).

Keywords:   Aristotle, Irigaray, place, limit, interval, substance

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .