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Medusa's Ear - University Foundings from Kant to Chora L (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R2,312
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Medusa's Ear - University Foundings from Kant to Chora L (Hardcover, New): Dawne McCance

Medusa's Ear - University Foundings from Kant to Chora L (Hardcover, New)

Dawne McCance

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In traditional mythology and iconography, Medusa's killing powers are attributed to visual means: the monster is slain for her looks and her effect is to kill men for looking at her. Challenging the familiar account of the modern era as ocularcentric, this book reads the Medusa-effect on the philosophy of the modern research university as rooted in an audiocentric fantasy. Author Dawne McCance links phonocentrism to an aural imaginary by tracking the trope--and terror--of the deaf ear and mute mouth in the discourse on the university that was inaugurated by Kant and that extends through Hegel and Heidegger to the present. She shows how, repeatedly, in founding texts on the modern research university, the philosopher's fearful recoil from an animal-female figure that he defines as deaf and dumb has the effect--the Medusa-effect--of cutting off his own, and therefore the institution's, ear and tongue. McCance also considers some recent efforts to shake the modern institution out of its Medusa-effect petrification.

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Imprint: State University of New York Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2004
First published: October 2004
Authors: Dawne McCance
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 180
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-7914-6247-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Education
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > General
Books > Social sciences > Education > Philosophy of education
Books > Social sciences > Education > Higher & further education
Books > Social sciences > Education > Higher & further education > Universities / polytechnics
Books > Philosophy > General
LSN: 0-7914-6247-1
Barcode: 9780791462478

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