Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays

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Overview

Sounds and Perception is a collection of original essays on auditory perception and the nature of sounds - an emerging area of interest in the philosophy of mind and perception, and in the metaphysics of sensible qualities. The individual essays discuss a wide range of issues, including the nature of sound, the spatial aspects of auditory experience, hearing silence, musical experience, and the perception of speech; a substantial introduction by the editors serves to contextualise the essays and make connections between them. This collection will serve both as an introduction to the nature of auditory perception and as the definitive resource for coverage of the main questions that constitute the philosophy of sounds and audition. The views are original, and there is substantive engagement among contributors. This collection will stimulate future research in this area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199282968
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Nudds is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

Casey O'Callaghan is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rice University, and formerly taught at Bates College in Maine. He is the author of Sounds: A Philosophical Theory (OUP, 2007)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the philosophy of sounds and auditory perception, Casey O'Callaghan and Matthew Nudds
2. Sounds and events, Casey O'Callaghan
3. Sounds as secondary objects and pure events, Roger Scruton, (Institute for the Psychological Sciences)
4. Sounds and space, Matthew Nudds, (University of Edinburgh)
5. Some varieties of spatial hearing, Roberto Casati and Jérôme Dokic, (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; Member, Institute Jean-Nicod)
6. The location of a perceived sound, Brian O'Shaughnessy, (King's College London)
7. Hearing silence: the perception and introspection of absences, Roy Sorenson, (Washington University in St. Louis)
8. The sound of music, Andy Hamilton, (Durham University)
9. Speech sounds and the direct meeting of minds, Barry Smith, (Birkbeck College University of London)
10. The Motor Theory of speech perception, Christopher Mole, (University College Dublin)
11. Philosophical messages in the medium of spoken language, Robert E. Remez, (Columbia University) and J. D. Trout, (Loyola University Chicago)
Index

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