I See a Voice: Deafness, Language, and the Senses--A Philosophical History
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Metropolitan Books, H. Holt and Co. (1999)
A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama. There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally considered the expression of the innermost self. But what of those who have no voice of their own and cannot hear the voices of others? In this tour de force of historical narrative, Jonathan Ree tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the present. Ree explores the great debates about deafness between those who believed the deaf should be made to speak and those who advocated non-oral communication. He traces the botched attempts to make language visible, through such exotic methods as picture writing, manual spellings, and vocal photography. And he charts the tortuous progress and final recognition of sign systems as natural languages in their own right. I See a Voice escorts us on a vast and eventful intellectual journey,taking in voice machines and musical scales, shorthand and phonetics, Egyptian hieroglyphs, talking parrots, and silent films. A fascinating tale of goodwill subverted by bad science, I See a Voice is as learned and informative as it is delightful to read.
|Keywords||Deafness Philosophy Deaf History Language and languages Philosophy Senses and sensation Voice|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$8.00 new (71% off) $20.90 direct from Amazon (24% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||HV2380.R38 1999|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke (2007). Seeing Philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 30 (4):443-451.
Ira J. Cohen & Mary F. Rogers (1994). Autonomy and Credibility: Voice as Method. Sociological Theory 12 (3):304-318.
Linda Fisher (2010). Feminist Phenomenological Voices. Continental Philosophy Review 43 (1):83-95.
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke (2007). Seeing Philosophy: Deaf Students and Deaf Philosophers. Teaching Philosophy 30 (4):443-451.
Rachel Cooper (2007). Can It Be a Good Thing to Be Deaf? Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (6):563 – 583.
Günter Figal (2005). Language Between Voice and Writing. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (2):335-344.
Melissa Seymour Fahmy (2011). On the Supposed Moral Harm of Selecting for Deafness. Bioethics 25 (3):128-136.
Adriana Cavarero (2005). For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression. Stanford University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #598,352 of 1,696,469 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #342,645 of 1,696,469 )
How can I increase my downloads?