9780520303492-0520303490-The Hum of the World: A Philosophy of Listening

The Hum of the World: A Philosophy of Listening

ISBN-13: 9780520303492
ISBN-10: 0520303490
Edition: First
Author: Kramer, Lawrence
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520303492
ISBN-10: 0520303490
Edition: First
Author: Kramer, Lawrence
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kramer, Lawrence wrote The Hum of the World: A Philosophy of Listening comprising 256 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520303490 and 9780520303492. Since then The Hum of the World: A Philosophy of Listening textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Hum of the World is an invitation to contemplate what would happen if we heard the world as attentively as we see it. Balancing big ideas with playful wit and lyrical prose, this imaginative volume identifies the role of sound in Western experience as the primary medium in which the presence and persistence of life acquire tangible form. The positive experience of aliveness is not merely in accord with sound, but inaccessible, even inconceivable, without it. Lawrence Kramer’s poetic book roves freely over music, media, language, philosophy, and science from the ancient world to the present, along the way revealing how life is apprehended through sounds ranging from pandemonium to the faint background hum of the world. Easily moving from reflections on pivotal texts and music to the introduction of elemental concepts, this warm meditation on auditory culture uncovers the knowledge and pleasure made available when we recognize that the world is alive with sound.
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