For More Than One Voice: Towards a Philosophy of Vocal Expression

For More Than One Voice: Towards a Philosophy of Vocal Expression

by Adriana Cavarero
     
 

Cavarero (political philosophy, University of Verona, Italy) ponders on the relationship between voice and speech both in the voice that is not speech and in the speech to which the human voice in constitutively destined. Because speech is sonorous, she says, to speak to one another is to communicate to each other in a plurality of voices. She looks at how logos lost… See more details below

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Cavarero (political philosophy, University of Verona, Italy) ponders on the relationship between voice and speech both in the voice that is not speech and in the speech to which the human voice in constitutively destined. Because speech is sonorous, she says, to speak to one another is to communicate to each other in a plurality of voices. She looks at how logos lost its voice, women who sing, and a politics of voice. The Italian A piu voci: Per una filosofia dell'espressione vocale was published in 2003 by Feltrinelli in Milan. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804749558
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/27/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Adriana Cavarero is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy, and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and New York University. Italy's most renowned feminist philosopher, she is the author of numerous essays and books, including (in English) In Spite of Plato (1995), Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood (2000), and Stately Bodies (2002).

Table of Contents

The voice of Jacob19
"Saying," instead of the "said"26
The devocalization of logos33
The voice of the soul42
The strange case of the antimetaphysician Ireneo Funes47
The voice of language53
When thinking was done with the lungs ...62
Some irresistible (and somewhat dangerous) flute playing68
The rhapsodic voice; or, Ion's specialty79
"Sing to me, o muse"95
The fate of the Sirens103
Melodramatic voices117
The maternal Chora; or, the voice of the poetic text131
Truth sings in key139
The hurricane does not roar in pentameter146
The harmony of the spheres; or, the political control of Mousike152
Echo; or, on resonance165
A vocal ontology of uniqueness173
Logos and politics183
The reciprocal communication of voices197
AppDedicated to Derrida213

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