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Published: 14 March 2012

198 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823237241

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The Interval

Relation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson

Rebecca Hill

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Rebecca Hill's definition of the interval is developed in response to Luce Irigaray's An Ethics of Sexual Difference, which situates the task of articulating the question of sexual difference in terms of a radical rethinking of the interval
  • It is key, the author argues, to reading Irigaray's interval as both an opening to a nonhierarchical relation between woman and man and as the differentiating force of sexed becoming in excess of a theory of intersubjectivity.
  • While Irigaray's formulation of the internal orients the structure of the book's argument, the project is only partly devoted to a study of her work. Instead, the author reads her thinking on the interval in relation to two male philosophers, Aristotle and Bergson, whose thinking she feels are helpful in the task of conceptualizing the interval.
  • The Interval offers the first sustained analysis of the concept grounding Irigaray's thought: the constitutive yet incalculable interval of sexual difference.