, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 301–305 | Cite as

Hermeneutics of Technologically Mediated Listening

Don Ihde, Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound, Second Edition, SUNY Press, 2007. Hardcover—296 pages $86.50; Paperback—296 pages $33.95
  • Arun Kumar TripathiEmail author
Book Review

Don Ihde notes that vision fixes objects ‘out there’. We connect to objects we see in a different way, situated in geometric space (Ihde, Technology and the Lifeworld: From Garden to Earth. Bloomington, Indiana Univ. Press, 1990). However, sounds reverberate inside us. Sound enters the body through entertainment.

Don Ihde who is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University (now Professor Emeritus) is renowned Euro-American phenomenologist. The “Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound” is an expanded edition of Ihde’s groundbreaking 1976 classic in the study of sound and its relation to the everyday experience, ranging from the phenomenological experience of sound through language, music, religion, and silence. The illustrations take the reader into the important and often overlooked role of the auditory in human life, and Ihde shows in the Chapters: The Auditory Dimension, The Shapes of Sound, The Auditory Field, and The Polyphony of Experience, Music and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central University of Tibetan StudiesVaranasiIndia

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