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The words "hemiola" and "sesquialtera" both signify the ratio 3:2, and in music were first used to describe relations of pitch. Dividing the string of a monochord in this ratio produces the interval of a perfect fifth. Beginning in the 15th century, both words came to be used also to describe rhythmic relationships, specifically the …

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Merleau-Ponty’s Chiasmus 

Visible and Invisible, p.266 (November 1960) the idea of chiasm, that is: every relation with being is simultaneously a taking and a being taken, the hold is held, it is inscribed and inscribed in the same being that it takes hold of. Starting from there, elaborate an idea of philosophy: it cannot be total and …

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