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A voice and nothing more

Author: Mladen Dolar
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Short circuits.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The voice was not a major philosophical topic until the 1960s, when Derrida and Lacan separately proposed it as a central theoretical concern. Here, Dolar goes beyond Derrida's idea of "phonocentrism" and revives and develops Lacan's claim that the voice is one of the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic object. He proposes that, apart from the uses of the voice as a vehicle of meaning and as a source of  Read more...
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Named Person: Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mladen Dolar
ISBN: 0262541874 9780262541879
OCLC Number: 61731540
Description: 213, [1] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Che bella voce! --
1. The linguistics of the voice --
2. The metaphysics of the voice --
3. The "physics" of the voice --
4. The ethics of the voice --
5. The politics of the voice --
6. Freud's voices --
7. Kafka's voices.
Series Title: Short circuits.
Responsibility: Mladen Dolar.

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A new, philosophically grounded theory of the voice--the voice as the lever of thought, as one of the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic object.  Read more...

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It takes a certain intrepid curiosity to pick up a book that is not of one's universe -- to plunge into an in-depth examination of a common phenomenon. But the payoff can be huge: a new meaning, new Read more...

 
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