Combining phenomenology and psychoanalysis in highly innovative ways, this book seeks to undo the binary opposition between appearance and Being that. Year: ; Title: Kaja Silverman, World Spectators; Publisher: Stanford: Stanford University Press; Serie: New Series ; Document type: Book editing. World Spectators by Kaja Silverman. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA, pp. ISBN: (trade), (paper). LEONARDO.

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Read more Read less. The question then is: The Threshold of the Visible World. Drawing on Heidegger s phenomenological elaboration of care as the being distinctive of human being and the primarily Lacanian conceptualization of the language of desire specific to each human subject, this metapsychology of love attempts to integrate issues in the fields of psychoanalysis, philosophy, visual culture, art history, and literary and film studies.


If there was anything funny in the book it certainly escaped me, although many of the short examples are light-hearted.

World Spectators — KAJA SILVERMAN

It’s a re-thinking of the visual and social aspects of the famous story of Plato’s cave. People wish to see again that which they have seen before.

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Contents Seeing for the Sake of Seeing. We must think of our own being-in-the world as a response to a primordial calling out to respond to this beauty. In this book, to find out what means ‘eating the book’, you can turn to page This book may have a low sales rank,but if you think no one is reading World Spectators, I think you may have another think coming.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. We are, the author suggests, at the very core of our being, summoned to what she terms world spectatorship.

And they are all, in today’s terms, non scientific. In an implicit challenge to poststructuralist thought, the author claims that this love is always in response to a call issued by the world that the world has, as it were, a vocation: Using Heidegger’s metaphor of the jar from his essay on “The Thing” Heidegger, and the parallel work of Lacan on the vase in Seminar VII Lacan,Silverman proposes that the relation of world and subject is based on mutual incompletion, a void sculpted in the heart out of the necessary elimination-repression of the first unnamable object of individual desire.


Heidegger’s notion of truth expressed in one sentence.

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Please try again later. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Notes As usual, a gem silvermqn the endnotes: Combining phenomenology and psychoanalysis in highly innovative ways, this book seeks to undo the binary opposition between appearance and Being that has been in place since Plato s parable of the cave. This inessentiality is clarified in the second chapter: Remember Picasso’s erotic line drawings?