publication . Thesis . 2009

[Un]disciplined gestures and [un]common sense: the sensual, acoustic logic(s) of paradox and art

Calvert, Sheena;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This dissertation takes as its point of departure, the claim that difference, not identity, is the primary quality of language. This difference is initially argued to be an 'uncommon sense'; one which does not emerge from a ground, origin, or operate within a dialectic of essence/appearance, but which consists of an economy of acoustic surfaces/timings/spatialities: diffuse, interpenetrative, and unclassifiable: a 'sensual' logic, not a logic based on identity, or metaphysics. Traditional philosophies of language tend to flatten out and simplify the space/time /material relations of language, in favour of a stable, timeless, fixed identity, which makes logical t...
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