Saturday, April 08, 2017
From this week's TLS:

Is drunkenness merely intoxication? First off, “intoxication” and “intoxication” are not the same. Intoxication as mere inebriation is distinct from the “intoxication” of enthusiasm. But drunkenness is still different from either of these. It means a being-filled, which is neither merely blind frenzy nor a senseless rapture. Drunkenness means a being-filled, that includes a proper collectedness and readiness. Drunkenness is that sublimity of mood which has decided itself in favor of the most extreme other; decided not as the result of a calculated conclusion, but indeed decided in being carried along by the mood that fully determines drunkenness.
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