The Human Voice—In Connexion with the Body

Human voice is usually bound by three forces: it is assigned to a signifier (semantics), to the expression of certain mental elements (subject), and to a communicative function (pragmatics). The suspension of these leads to an „acoustic epoché”. This phenomenological reduction exposes another dimension of the human voice which is assigned to the subject (Selbst) of the pre-subjective and the non-intentional, foregoing the semantical function and revealing the experience of the “Other”. This essay concentrates on the element of the human voice, that circumvents the structures of intentionality, and the human voice becomes the medium of the avoidance of the philosophy of identity.

Released: Replika 77, 31–44.
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Péter György Csobó