A Voice and Nothing More (Short Circuits) by Mladen Dolar PDF

By Mladen Dolar

ISBN-10: 0262541874

ISBN-13: 9780262541879

Plutarch tells the tale of a guy who plucked a nightingale and discovering yet little to consume exclaimed: "You are only a voice and not anything more." Plucking the feathers of which means that hide the voice, dismantling the physique from which the voice turns out to emanate, resisting the Sirens' tune of fascination with the voice, targeting "the voice and not anything more": this can be the tough activity that thinker Mladen Dolar relentlessly pursues during this seminal work.The voice didn't determine as a huge philosophical subject till the Nineteen Sixties, whilst Derrida and Lacan individually proposed it as a critical theoretical challenge. In A Voice and not anything More Dolar is going past Derrida's suggestion of "phonocentrism" and revives and develops Lacan's declare that the voice is among the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic item (objet a). Dolar proposes that, except the 2 typically understood makes use of of the voice as a car of that means and as a resource of aesthetic admiration, there's a 3rd point of knowing: the voice as an item that may be obvious because the lever of concept. He investigates the thing voice on a couple of assorted degrees -- the linguistics of the voice, the metaphysics of the voice, the ethics of the voice (with the voice of conscience), the paradoxical relation among the voice and the physique, the politics of the voice -- and he scrutinizes the makes use of of the voice in Freud and Kafka. With this foundational paintings, Dolar offers us a philosophically grounded idea of the voice as a Lacanian object-cause.

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