1st Edition

The Other Side of Language
A Philosophy of Listening

ISBN 9780415049276
Published December 18, 1995 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

We are inhabitants of a culture that knows how to speak but not how to listen. Against a tradition that has endorsed the power of discourse, where warring monologues are mistaken for genuine dialogue, Gemma Corradi Fiumara examines and reveals the other side of language - listening.


'The delicate but ... very sure-footed sensibility and psychological penetration of the author ... wins from a thoroughly rigorous philosophical analysis a host of ideas and suggestions for a philosophy of life and even for psychology itself - a rare combination.' - Brian McGuinness

'This vast project shows a rare mastery in the domain of linguistic philosophy and especially in the area of encounter between analytic philosophy and hermeneutics.' - Paul Ricoeur