Udire il senso. Note su musica e psicoanalisi

  • Stefano Oliva Università degli Studi Roma Tre


As Wittgenstein says, psychoanalytic explanation is similar to aesthetical appreciation. In particular the reflection about music offers an interesting field of comparison between philosophy and psychoanalysis: Freud’s and Lacan’s reconstruction leads indeed to a deep understanding of musical experience through an analysis of the Fort/Da game, first example of stylized reproduction of trauma in which the infant experiments the jouissance, key word of lacanian theory. With the playful reproduction the infant becomes master of his trauma and this fact is pointed out as the formal root of artistic activity. Moreover Lacan introduces the voice in his list of objet a, giving in this way an explanation of the conditions of sense: it’s possible to understand a sense in a sequence of sounds because there is an ineffable rest that cannot be represented – a silent voice. This term is connected with the origin of superego and with the Voice that calls the Dasein, as Heidegger says, at his task of linguistic opening; this voice represents for Agamben the unutterable condition of language.

DOI: 10.4396/20130308

How to Cite
Oliva, S. (2013) “Udire il senso. Note su musica e psicoanalisi”, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, 7(1), pp. 110-123. Available at: http://rifl.unical.it/index.php/rifl/article/view/8 (Accessed: 26September2020).