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