sonic thinking

sonic thinking: a media philosophical approach

by Bernd Herzogenrath

Bernd Herzogenrath is Professor of American Studies at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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  • ISBN:
    9781501327193 (online)

    9781501327209 (hardback)

    9781501327186 (epub)

    9781501327179 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Sonic Thinking attempts to extend the burgeoning field of media philosophy, which so far is defined by a strong focus on cinema, to the field of sound. The contributors urge readers to re-adjust their ideas of sound studies by attempting to think not only about sound [by external criteria, such as (cultural) meaning], but to think with and through sound. Series editor Bernd Herzogenrath’s collection serves two interconnected purposes: in developing an alternative philosophy of music that takes music seriously as a “form of thinking”; and in bringing this approach into a fertile symbiosis with the concepts and practices of “artistic research”: art, philosophy, and science as heterogeneous, yet co-equal forms of thinking and researching. Including contributions by both established figures and younger scholars working on cutting edge material, and weaving artistic responses and interventions in between the more theoretical texts, Herzogenrath’s collection provides a lively introduction to a fresh debate.