New Publication: 'Perceptual Ephemera', edited by Thomas Crowther (Warwick) and Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham)
The joint editors of the volume are Thomas Crowther, Associate Professor at The University of Warwick (research interests include metaphysics and philosophy of the mind; current work covers research on temporal ontology and the temporal aspects of experience) and Clare Mac Cumhaill, Lecturer in Philosophy at Durham University (her research focuses on perception, action, emotion and aesthetics, with a special interest on space, spatial properties and structural explanation). The volume also features a contribution by Professor Matthew Nudds, Chair of the Social Sciences Faculty at The University of Warwick, on 'The Unitary Nature of Sounds'.
Oxford University Press on 'Perceptual Ephemera':
'Most research on perception has focused on the perceptual experience of the three-dimensional, solid, bounded, and coherent objects - like tables and tomatoes. But as well as having perceptual experience of such objects, we also experience such aspects of the world as, for instance, rainbows and surfaces, shadows and absences: things that are ephemeral by contrast with material objects. The editors' introduction provides a detailed guide to the topic as a whole, setting out the thematic background to this emerging area of research in contemporary philosophy of perception. A general aim of the volume is to make a case that the broad range of ephemera it catalogues is far from the marginal, or insubstantial with respect to its philosophical interest and value'.