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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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Threshold of the Visible World. The book’s final chapter is a tour de force of argument, realizing the meticulous theorizations presented in a bravura act of optimism. Notes As usual, a gem in the endnotes: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. English Choose a language for shopping. Write a customer review.

I’m sure this is why people are always saying that Kaja Silverman’s writing is so clear. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. And the strange ideas are not necessarily those of the author, but can be found in Plato, the book of Genesis, the fundamental work of deSaussure, the writings of Heidegger and Arendt, and the well-promulgated thought of Sigmund Freud and the more-than-cryptic Jacques Lacan.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have spectafors Kindle? Silverman’s argument opens with an impressive analysis of the repression of the visual in Plato’s myth of the cave, establishing that “Our ‘essence’ is thus strangely inessential” p. You will find, if you succeed in reading World Spectators from beginning to end, that it is filled with outlandish ideas about thought, language, sexuality and how memories are formed, beauty, life, death, and how the world began. 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.


It is, essentially, an essay on what could be called world love, the possibility and necessity for psychic survival of a profound and vital erotic investment by a human being in the cosmic surround.

Here are some chapter comments. People wish to see silverjan that which they have seen before. If we appropriate the world to our desires, we are also appropriated. Contents Seeing for the Sake of Seeing. 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.

Buy the selected items together This siverman Remember Picasso’s erotic line drawings? World Spectators is a serious project. Key terms are circled. 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.

The task is difficult. 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. Vertical lines signify important paragraphs. All are well worth reading, yet all of them are nearly inaccessible without an apprenticeship.


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These are fundamental questions for artist and scientist alike, which Kaja Silverman, in all modesty, sets out to answer in this small, elegant and arresting book. In this book, to find out what means ‘eating the book’, you can turn to page Only one diagram appears in the entire text of World Spectators, a series of boxes used by Freud to clarify the relationship between various parts of the preconscious and subconscious mind.

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One person found this helpful. Stanford University Press; 1 edition August 1, Language: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Rather, they exist to display themselves for perception spectatos the visible world, and thus perception by humans, that unique species in which perception as aesthesis has become a specialty.

The Language of Things. Heidegger’s notion of truth expressed in one sentence.

There have been many dedicated readers. We are, the author suggests, at the very core of our being, summoned to what she terms world spectatorship. Ships from and sold by Amazon. It’s a re-thinking of the visual and social aspects of the famous story of Plato’s cave.

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