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Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound
by Don Ihde
Listening and Voice is an updated and expanded edition of Don Ihde s groundbreaking 1976 classic in the study of sound. Ranging from the experience of sound through language, music, religion, and silence, clear examples and illustrations take the reader into the important and often overlooked role of the auditory in human life. Ihde s newly added preface, introduction, and ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by State University of New York Press
(first published 1976)
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This has been sitting on my shelf for some time. I first encountered the title years back in an essay by Fran Dyson in her essay on phenomenology and Cage (from the Wireless Imagination book). With all the blather about phenomenology in recent sound studies, I have found it quite curious that no-one except Dyson has referenced this text. So I read it. The book is quite old and one of Ihde's earliest - before he became something of a premiere Riceour scholar. In the preface he describes the book ...more
Don Ihde (born 1934) is a philosopher of science and technology, and a post-phenomenologist. In 1979 he wrote what is often identified as the first North American work on philosophy of technology, Technics and Praxis. Ihde is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Ihde is the author of thirteen original books and the editor of many others. Recent ...moreMore about Don Ihde...