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Author: Casey O'Callaghan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199575503
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Sounds by Casey O'Callaghan

Original Title: Sounds

Casey O'Callaghan presents the first philosophical book about sounds. He offers an original systematic treatment of sound and sound experience, and shows how thinking about audition and appreciating the relationships between multiple sense modalities can enrich our understanding of perception and the mind.

Beyond Vision

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Author: Casey O'Callaghan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198782969
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Beyond Vision by Casey O'Callaghan

Original Title: Beyond Vision

Beyond Vision brings together eight essays by Casey O'Callaghan. The works draw theoretical and philosophical lessons about perception, the nature of its objects, and sensory awareness through sustained attention to extra-visual and multisensory forms of perception and perceptual consciousness. O'Callaghan focuses on auditory perception, perception of spoken language, and multisensory perception. The first essays concern the nature of audition's objects, focusing on sounds, especially drawing attention to the ways in which they contrast with vision's objects. The middle essays explore forms of auditory perception that could not be explained without understanding audition's interactions with other senses. This bridges work on sound perception with work on multisensory perception, and it raises multisensory perception as an important topic for understanding perception even in a single modality. The last essays are devoted to multisensory perception and perceptual consciousness. They argue that no complete account of perception overall or of multisensory perceptual consciousness can be developed in modality-specific terms-perceiving amounts to more than just seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling at the same time. The final essay presents a new framework for understanding what it is to be modality-specific or to be multisensory.

Sounds And Perception

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Author: Matthew Nudds
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191608610
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Sounds And Perception by Matthew Nudds

Original Title: Sounds And Perception

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.

Sean O Casey

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Author: Christopher Murray
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 9780717127504
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Sean O Casey by Christopher Murray

Original Title: Sean O Casey

Christopher Murray's work on Sean O'Casey is a critical biography. In addition to the normal biographical elements, Dr Murray provides a strong interpretative context for the life. For example, he looks afresh at the Dublin of the 1880s and 1890s in order to provide an updated background to O'Casey's childhood. He pays a great deal of attention to the political situation from 1880 to 1922, setting it against O'Casey's own treatment in his six volumes of autobiography. In general he attempts to establish O'Casey's Ireland.This leads naturally to a fresh examination of the great Dublin trilogy, The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars, the three works on which O'Casey's reputation stands. The rejection of his next play, The Silver Tassie, by the Abbey Theatre precipitated O'Casey's move to England.

The Phenomenal And The Representational

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Author: Jeff Speaks
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191046507
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The Phenomenal And The Representational by Jeff Speaks

Original Title: The Phenomenal And The Representational

There are two main ways in which things with minds, like us, differ from things without minds, like tables and chairs. First, we are conscious—there is something that it is like to be us. We instantiate phenomenal properties. Second, we represent, in various ways, our world as being certain ways. We instantiate representational properties. Jeff Speaks attempts to make progress on three questions: What are phenomenal properties? What are representational properties? How are the phenomenal and the representational related?

The First Sense

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Author: Matthew Fulkerson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262019965
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The First Sense by Matthew Fulkerson

Original Title: The First Sense

Fulkerson offers a philosophical account of human touch, one informed and constrained by empirical work on touch. He begins by arguing that human touch, despite its functional diversity, is a single, unified sensory modality. From there, he describes and argues for a novel, unifying role for exploratory action in touch. Later chapters fill in the details of this unified, exploratory form of perception, offering philosophical accounts of tool use and distal touch, the representational structure of tangible properties, the spatial content of touch, and the role of pleasure in tactual experience.

The Innocent Eye

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Author: Nico Orlandi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199375046
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The Innocent Eye by Nico Orlandi

Original Title: The Innocent Eye

Why does the world look to us as it does? Generally speaking, this question has received two types of answers in the cognitive sciences in the past fifty or so years. According to the first, the world looks to us the way it does because we construct it to look as it does. According to the second, the world looks as it does primarily because of how the world is. In The Innocent Eye, Nico Orlandi defends a position that aligns with this second, world-centered tradition, but that also respects some of the insights of constructivism. Orlandi develops an embedded understanding of visual processing according to which, while visual percepts are representational states, the states and structures that precede the production of percepts are not representations. If we study the environmental contingencies in which vision occurs, and we properly distinguish functional states and features of the visual apparatus from representational states and features, we obtain an empirically more plausible, world-centered account. Orlandi shows that this account accords well with models of vision in perceptual psychology -- such as Natural Scene Statistics and Bayesian approaches to perception -- and outlines some of the ways in which it differs from recent 'enactive' approaches to vision. The main difference is that, although the embedded account recognizes the importance of movement for perception, it does not appeal to action to uncover the richness of visual stimulation. The upshot is that constructive models of vision ascribe mental representations too liberally, ultimately misunderstanding the notion. Orlandi offers a proposal for what mental representations are that, following insights from Brentano, James and a number of contemporary cognitive scientists, appeals to the notions of de-coupleability and absence to distinguish representations from mere tracking states.

Current Controversies In Philosophy Of Perception

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Author: Bence Nanay
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317556739
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Current Controversies In Philosophy Of Perception by Bence Nanay

Original Title: Current Controversies In Philosophy Of Perception

This book provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of the hottest and most influential contemporary debates in philosophy of perception, written especially for this volume by many of the most important philosophers of the field. The book addresses the following key questions: Can perception be unconscious? What is the relation between perception and attention? What properties can we perceive? Are perceptual states representations? How is vision different from the other sense modalities (like hearing or smell)? How do these sense modalities interact with one another? Contributors are Ned Block, Berit Brogaard, Alex Byrne, Robert Kentridge, John Kulvicki, Heather Logue, Mohan Matthen, Bence Nanay, Matt Nudds, Casey O’Callaghan, Adam Pautz, Ian Phillips, Susanna Siegel and Wayne Wu.

Performing Site Specific Theatre

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Author: A. Birch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283491
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Performing Site Specific Theatre by A. Birch

Original Title: Performing Site Specific Theatre

This book investigates the expanding parameters for site-specific performance to account for the form's increasing popularity in the twenty-first century. Leading practitioners and theorists interrogate issues of performance and site to broaden our understanding of the role that place plays in performance and the ways that performance influences it

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