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

By Mladen Dolar

Plutarch tells the tale of a guy who plucked a nightingale and discovering yet little to devour exclaimed: "You are only a voice and not anything more." Plucking the feathers of which means that conceal the voice, dismantling the physique from which the voice turns out to emanate, resisting the Sirens' track of fascination with the voice, targeting "the voice and not anything more": this is often the tough activity that thinker Mladen Dolar relentlessly pursues during this seminal work.

The voice didn't determine as an enormous philosophical subject until eventually the Sixties, while Derrida and Lacan individually proposed it as a critical theoretical difficulty. 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 likely one of the paramount embodiments of the psychoanalytic item (objet a). Dolar proposes that, except the 2 more often than not understood makes use of of the voice as a automobile of which means and as a resource of aesthetic admiration, there's a 3rd point of realizing: the voice as an item that may be noticeable because the lever of idea. He investigates the item voice on a couple of varied 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 conception of the voice as a Lacanian object-cause.

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