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Sounds as Events

Casey O'Callaghan

in Sounds

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199215928
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191706875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215928.003.0005
 Sounds as Events

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Sounds are distally located events that require the presence of a medium. Events in which vibrating objects or interacting bodies disturb a surrounding medium in a wave-like manner best satisfy the desiderata for a theory of sounds. Such medium-disturbing events are individuated primarily in terms of spatio-temporal continuity. Worries about the metaphysical status of relational or causal events and about the perceptibility of medium-disturbing events are answered.

Keywords: medium-disturbing events; causal events; perception of causation; sound individuation

Chapter.  4744 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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