Breath of Silence

  • Lenart Škof
Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 10)


The chapter “Breath of Silence” brings three meditations on silence and peace. First a dichotomy between power and ideals is discussed. Then we follow Agamben and his genealogy of a pure gesture. We relate this to the concept of mesocosm, as developed in our previous analyzes. Then silence in the Vedas is discussed and compared by Heidegger’s reading of G. Trakl’s poem Winter evening, also with the help of Heidegger’s concept of the threshold. This chapter ends with the meditation on Irigaray’s philosophy as presented in her later works, and finally, in this chapter, the mesocosm is presented as an atmosphere of ethics.


Silence Hospitality Pure gesture Agamben Heidegger Trakl Irigaray 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lenart Škof
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  1. 1.Science and Research CentreUniversity of PrimorskaKoperSlovenia

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