Sounds and perception : new philosophical essays / edited by Matthew Nudds and Casey O'Callaghan.

by Nudds, Matthew [editor.]Looking glass; O'Callaghan, Casey [editor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Oxford, England : Oxford University Press, 2012.Description: 270 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199666362; 0199666369.Subject(s): Auditory perceptionLooking glass | SoundsLooking glassNote: Originally published: 2009.Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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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.

Originally published: 2009.

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. vi)
  • Contributors (p. vii)
  • 1 Introduction: The Philosophy of Sounds and Auditory Perception (p. 1)
  • 2 Sounds and Events (p. 26)
  • 3 Sounds as Secondary Objects and Pure Events (p. 50)
  • 4 Sounds and Space (p. 69)
  • 5 Some Varieties of Spatial Hearing (p. 97)
  • 6 The Location of a Perceived Sound (p. 111)
  • 7 Hearing Silence: The Perception and Introspection of Absences (p. 126)
  • 8 The Sound of Music (p. 146)
  • 9 Speech Sounds and the Direct Meeting of Minds (p. 183)
  • 10 The Motor Theory of Speech Perception (p. 211)
  • 11 Philosophical Messages in the Medium of Spoken Language (p. 234)
  • Index (p. 265)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Matthew Nudds is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick.
Casey O'Callaghan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Rice University.

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