The Blanquerna Observatory held a new Afterwork last Tuesday 12th July on the occasion of the presentation of the book “Queda una voz: Del silencio a la palabra” (Herder), written by Anna Pagès, philosopher and Prof. of the Faculty of Psychology, Educational Sciences and Sports of the Ramon Llull University. The meeting was headed by the author of the book; Miquel Seguró, philosopher, author of “Vulnerabilidad” (Herder) and researcher at the Ethos Chair (URL); and Mar Rosás, Professor of the Blanquerna Faculty of Health Sciences and research coordinator of the Ethos Chair (URL). The act was moderated by the member of the Blanquerna Observatory, Valentina Laferrara.
During the meeting, which took place at the Casa Usher Bookstore, a central question in the book was debated, which involves us all: How do we make ourselves feel? “A voice remains: From silence to speech”, as its author explains, is a “rescue operation of the voice kidnapped by the philosophical logos”. This book makes us feel that lost voice through a philosophical, literary and psychoanalytic journey , in which he cites authors such as Socrates, Aristotle, Barbara Cassin, Jacques Lacan, Hélène Cixous, Anne Carson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Helmut Plessner, Roland Barthes, thus allowing us to reflect on the following questions: What is the voice? What moment did we lose sight of its tone? Where was the breath of thought? How to unearth a lost voice?