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CANCELLED due to severe weather notice -- Talk: 'The Objects of Auditory Perception'

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Location: Room H3.44, Humanities Building

CANCELLED due to severe weather notice

Speakers: Maria Corrado and Matthew Nudds

Abstract:

Philosophical theories of perception tend to be modelled on vision, but how do we need to expand or revise them to accommodate other senses? In this session, we consider the case of hearing and we focus on the objects of auditory perceptual experience. While we commonly report that we hear ordinary objects and the event in which they participate, such as the dog barking, according to some, we only indirectly hear them in virtue of being directly presented with the sounds that these events produce. In these two short talks, we aim to accommodate a sense in which environmental elements other than sounds, including events in which ordinary objects participate, are present in auditory perceptual experience. In the first talk, Maria Corrado will spell out a particular version of the indirect view and argue that it fails to accommodate a phenomenally manifest difference between two cases of hearing. In the second talk, Matthew Nudds will offer a sense in which events other than sounds are phenomenally present in auditory perceptual experience.

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