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Howeverthis study does not presuppose, and in fact tries to displace, a straightforward distinction between madness and mental illness. However, I use the term in a broader sense, designating that which can be made the content of thought.
The obvious question is whether anything that is not cognitive in this sense can ever be spoken of philosophically. This question will be important throughout this work.
Schofield, The Presocratic Philosophers, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press,— Concerning the question of definition of philosophy specifically in the context of the Phaedo, see Pierre Hadot, Philosophy as a Way of Life, ed.
Blackwell,68, and Ronna Burger, The Phaedo: A Platonic Labyrinth New Haven: Yale University Press,29ff. Humanities Press,4— Was ist das, die Philosophie?
Translated as What is Philosophy by W. Wilde, bilingual edition New York: Cambridge University Press,82— This distinction is difficult to think because one can confuse a thirst for knowledge and a constant struggle to attain knowledge with the philosophical life.
However, philosophy can also be thought of as a resistance to this continuous struggle. Phaedo Loeb Classical Library,61c. At this stage I do want to emphasize that a certain understanding of the beginning is tied to the question of what philosophy is.
From the perspective of the Phaedo, the question is whether there is a moment that transforms the sophistical questioning of death into the philosophical willingness to die. Humanities Press,4. Plato expresses this in the Theaetetus: Or as Aristotle puts it in Metaphysics: Harvard University Press, Therefore, I do not enter the debate as to whether Plato himself had a theory of forms or whether this was a later attribution to his thought.
Those who argue that Plato never articulates a theory of forms emphasize the dramatic aspect of his dialogues. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
You are not currently authenticated. View freely available titles:Abstract. The present paper discusses the types, functions and limitations of the madness narrative, a particular type of text dealing with a popular research topic: mental instability, within the larger contexts of women’s autobiographical writing and illness-based writing.
Felman, Writing and Madness, View all notes an acknowledgement of the impossibility of giving voice to that which has perished, of giving face to that which has already been subject to such grievous disfigurement. Benjamin's Silence Shoshana Felman Nothing more desolating than his acolytes, nothing more godforsa- ken than his adversaries.
No name that would be more fittingly hon-. Madness and Death in Philosophy Guven, Ferit Published by State University of New York Press Shoshana Felman wrote these lines more than twenty years ago.
In fact, for Fel-man, the important question is not about madness, but rather “why is everyone today meddling with madness?” Writing and Madness, trans. M. N. Evans (Ithaca: Cornell. Shoshana Felman Ph.D., University of Grenoble, France, Woodruff Professor of Comparative Literature and French.
19th and 20th century French, English and American literature; literature and psychoanalysis, philosophy, trauma and testimony, law and literature; feminism, theater and performance.
Shoshana Felman is Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her books include Literature and Psychoanalysis, Testimony, and (most recently) The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas in .