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Reason and Resonance A History of Modern Aurality

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ISBN-10: 1935408046

ISBN-13: 9781935408048

Edition: 2010

Authors: Veit Erlmann

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Hearing has traditionally been regarded as the second sense-as somehow less rational and less modern than the first sense, sight. Reason and Resonanceexplodes this myth by reconstructing the process through which the ear came to play a central role in modern culture and rationality. For the past four hundred years, hearing has been understood as involving the sympathetic resonance between the vibrating air and various parts of the inner ear. But the emergence of resonance as the centerpiece of modern aurality also coincides with the triumph of a new type of epistemology in which the absence of resonance is the very condition of thought. Our mind's relationship to the world is said to rest…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication date: 8/13/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Veit Erlmann holds the Endowed Chair of Music History at the University of Texas at Austin's Butler School of Music.