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Speaking of MusicAddressing the Sonorous$
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Keith Chapin and Andrew H. Clark

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823251384

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.001.0001

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Waiting for the Death Knell: Speaking of Music (So to Speak)

Waiting for the Death Knell: Speaking of Music (So to Speak)

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(p.39) Waiting for the Death Knell: Speaking of Music (So to Speak)
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Speaking of Music
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Laura Odello
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0003

In the whole occidental tradition of metaphysics, from Plato onward, philosophy tried to contain and neutralize music by reducing it to logos that resonates without harm in the political community. Yet, in the manner of a lapsus, music comes back to haunt the philosophical ear and to expose it to its own excess, that of an uncertain or lacking discourse—another discourse.

Keywords:   Catachresis, Music and Dream, Immunity, Ipseity, Lapsus, Music and Metaphor, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sirens, Socrates

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