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- Everyone is a Ventriloquist: Interview with Mladen Dolar
- Hegel and Freud
- A Voice and Nothing More
- Voice and Nothing More - Ebook
The most telling, even thrilling, passages in this exacting book emphasize the intricate knitting together of body and soul in the voice
Summary: 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. The voice did not figure as a major philosophical topic until the s, when Derrida and Lacan separately proposed it as a central theoretical concern. Dolar proposes that, apart from the two commonly understood uses of the voice as a vehicle of meaning and as a source of aesthetic admiration, there is a third level of understanding: the voice as an object that can be seen as the lever of thought. He investigates the object voice on a number of different levels-the linguistics of the voice, the metaphysics of the voice, the ethics of the voice with the voice of conscience , the paradoxical relation between the voice and the body, the politics of the voice-and he scrutinizes the uses of the voice in Freud and Kafka. With this foundational work, Dolar gives us a philosophically grounded theory of the voice as a Lacanian object-cause.
Everyone is a Ventriloquist: Interview with Mladen Dolar
Dolar, like his friend and sometime collaborator , Slavoj Zizek, is a philosopher from Ljubljana, Slovenia, who has deployed Lacan for the understanding of contemporary culture. A Voice and Nothing More as its title indicates, works to complicate our understanding of the role and meaning of the human voice in culture. For Derrida, the stress on voice and speech, at the expense of writing — a valorization found in philosophers from Plato to Rousseau, and also in such modern thinkers as Heidegger — is a symptom of the metaphysics of phonocentrism and logocentrism.
To champion the voice against writing means to embrace the illusions of self-presence, immediacy, identity, interiority, etc. Dolar, however, argues and demonstrates that the phenomenon of Voice is in fact far more uncanny and slippery, and already inclusive of difference, than Derrida gives it credit for.
The voice always stands in between : in between body and language, in between biology and culture, in between inside and outside, in between subject and Other, in between mere sound or noise and meaningful articulation. In each of these instances, the voice is both what links these opposed categories together, what is common to both of them, without belonging to either.
The logic here is in fact not all that different from a Derridean or deconstructionist one, except for two things. First, it complexifies the role of the voice in the deconstructionist schema of binary oppositions and the instance that both produces and disqualifies them. And second, it gives a psychoanalytic location — in terms of the contradictory imperatives of desire and drive — to what tends to remain just a cognitive or logical paradox in deconstruction. If a certain early, s Lacan suggested that everything in the human, cultural-social world passed through the articulations of language of the signifier, then the more mature later, s Lacan emphasized, conversely, the points of resistance to linguistic totalization and articulation, the Real that insisted outside every invocation of the Symbolic.
For if the voice-as-speech is entirely within language this is what differentiates speech from screams, inarticulate cries, and animal calls , it also, at the same time , manifests an embodiment that goes beyond, or is irreducible to, the idealized and non-physical differences that define the signifier. On the one hand, there is the metaphysical sort of understanding that would ignore the quality of the voice, ignore its physicality, in order just to extract its signification, its Symbolic import, the meaning of its words.
To do this, of course, is to miss the whole point of the voice, to ignore its uncanny presence. Remember when Ghostface started out that his gimmick was to cover his face, in essence to be only a voice.
Given that the voice in rap is in some sense an attempt by the voice to extend embodiment and examples of this can be found in R. Shante, Ghostface, etc. It may have some possibility. I look forward to reading more. Great resource. Thank you for the posts. This book is a much needed antidote to some of the more vapid strains of Derroidean thought.
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Hegel and Freud
Hegel and Freud have nothing in common, it would seem; there is everything to oppose them. On the one hand: the speculative philosopher of absolute spirit whose system encompassed every sphere of being — logic, nature, and spirit — and who is reputed to be the most obscure and difficult in the entire grand philosophical tradition; on the other hand: a man of medical formation, a therapist who in all his work took clinical practice as his guideline and only gradually extended some psychological insights into larger circles of culture, civilization, and history. On the one hand: not only a German, but seemingly a German par excellence , a model of German spirit, or even the Prussian state philosopher, as the adage goes; on the other hand: a Jew who already in his young days experienced the pressure of anti-Semitism and eventually, despite his fame, lived his final days in exile, his books burned by a regime that was, ironically, evoking Hegel. And finally, on the one hand the philosopher who relied more than anyone else in the history of philosophy on the powers of reason, concepts, and knowledge; on the other hand someone who more than anyone else took his cue from something that inherently escapes those powers or presents their fissure — this fissure forms the very object of psychoanalysis, of entities such as the unconscious and the drives. In this last point there is something that strangely connects Hegel and Freud.
Mladen Dolar born 29 January is a Slovene philosopher , psychoanalyst , cultural theorist and film critic. Dolar was born in Maribor as the son of the literary critic Jaro Dolar. Dolar has taught at the University of Ljubljana since Hegel on which he has written several books, including a two-volume interpretation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Mind and French structuralism. He is also a music theoretician and film critic. Dolar's A Voice and Nothing More , a study of the voice in its linguistic, metaphysical, physical, ethical, and political dimensions, has been translated into six languages.
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A Voice and Nothing More
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