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The hum of the world : a philosophy of listening / Lawrence Kramer.

Author/Creator:
Kramer, Lawrence, 1946- author.
Publication:
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Sounds -- Philosophy.
Sounds -- Social aspects.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Contents:
Prelude
Sound and knowledge
The audiable: an introduction
Some leitmotifs
The standard of vision
A philosophy of listening?
Constructive description
Sight, sound, and language
The sound of words
Seeing, saying, and hearing
The audiable: variations on a theme
Music in the air
"No sound without music"
Language and the human
Lord Bacon's echoes
Ripple effects: distant voices
The infinite broadcast
Immanence
Reading transfigured: St. Augustine
To the life: the image
Moving pictures
Modern times: the cartoon
The sound of meaning
Music and the audiable: a suite in three movements
Plato's singing school
Musical synesthesia
The music of language
The soundscape
Song
Noise and silence
Fish, flesh, or fowl
Sensory hybrids
"Waiting to be the music"
Circle songs
Forty-part motets
The ether
Elemental media
Elemental fluids
Writing the soundscape
Haunting melodies
The lifelike. The undead
Beyond words?
The audiable and the audible
Into silence
Enchantments of the name
The inaudible
On saying "I am"
The shriek
Metal
Here comes that song again
The mirror of silence
Rhythmic hearing
Media all the way down
The auditory window
Cacophony: dispossession (Beckett)
Euphony: repossession (Beckett)
Worldly dissonance
Sounds of battle: the Civil War
Sounds of battle: World War One
Ulysses in Auschwitz
Sounding bodies
Pandemonium?
Songs of entropy
By hand
Past and present
Consciousness.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Kramer, Lawrence, 1946- author. Hum of the world
ISBN:
9780520303492
0520303490
OCLC:
1080554913
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