The Palgrave Lacan Series

On Silence

Holding the Voice Hostage

Authors: Pluth, Ed, Zeiher, Cindy

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  • Explores the metaphor of silence found in psychoanalysis, philosophy, politics, sociology, psychology, music and art
  • Engages directly with the most up-to-date scholarship in the field of Lacanian psychoanalysis
  • Develops questions opened up but not answered by contemporary Lacanian theorist Mladen Dolar
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About this book

This book promotes a Lacanian approach to silence, arguing that Lacanian psychoanalysis is distinctive for putting a high value on both silence and language. Unlike other disciplines and discourses the authors do not treat silence as a mystical-impossible beyond, at the cost of demoting the value of language and thought. Rather than treating silence with awe and wonder, this book puts silence to work, and it does so in order to deal with the inevitable alienation that comes with becoming speaking-beings. This illuminating book will be of great interest to scholars of Lacan and the psychosocial, as well as more broadly to philosophers and linguists alike.

About the authors

Ed Pluth is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Chico, USA. He is the author of Signifiers and Acts: Freedom in Lacan’s Theory of the Subject, Badiou: A Philosophy of the New and the co-editor with Jan De Vos of Neuroscience and Critique

Cindy Zeiher is a lecturer in the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She writes and publishes in the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis and continental philosophy and is co-editor for CT&T: Continental Thought and Theory.


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Silence, the Impossible Object

    Pages 1-30

    Pluth, Ed (et al.)

  • Silence, the Enabling Condition

    Pages 31-55

    Pluth, Ed (et al.)

  • Silence as Practice

    Pages 57-82

    Pluth, Ed (et al.)

  • The Silent Treatment

    Pages 83-93

    Pluth, Ed (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Silence
Book Subtitle
Holding the Voice Hostage
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Lacan Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28147-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28147-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28146-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 102
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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