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Sonic Environments as Systems of Places: A Critical Reading of Husserl’s Thing and Space

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    SYSNO ASEP0545533
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JČlánek ve WOS
    TitleSonic Environments as Systems of Places: A Critical Reading of Husserl’s Thing and Space
    Author(s) Nitsche, Martin (FLU-F) RID, ORCID
    Source TitleOpen Philosophy
    Roč. 4, č. 1 (2021), s. 136-148
    Number of pages13 s.
    Publication formOnline - E
    Languageeng - English
    CountryPL - Poland
    Keywordsphenomenology ; Husserl ; Thing and Space ; phenomenology of perception ; sonic environments ; phenomenological topology ; place ; kinesthesia ; acoustic experience ; localization
    Subject RIVAA - Philosophy ; Religion
    OECD categoryPhilosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology
    R&D ProjectsGA20-27355S GA ČR - Czech Science Foundation (CSF)
    Method of publishingOpen access
    Institutional supportFLU-F - RVO:67985955
    UT WOS000701264200003
    EID SCOPUS85114605332
    DOI10.1515/opphil-2020-0164
    AnnotationThis article offers a thorough and critical reading of Husserl’s Thing and Space. This reading is principally motivated by the effort to methodologically design a phenomenological–topological approach to the research of lived sonic environments. In this book, Husserl lays foundations of phenomenological topology by understanding perceptions as places and defining, consequently, the space as a system of places. The critical reading starts with pointing out the ambiguity of location in Thing and Space, which consists mainly in the insufficient implementation of the distinction between the location and the localization. Further investigations then reveal the roots of this ambiguity in both the preference of visual perception and the omission of subjective aspects of kinesthesia. The article critically examines Husserl’s notion of the appended localization that expresses the marginalization of (among others) acoustic experience. In conclusion, the article utilizes the critical findings to formulate the project of a place-based (phenomenological–topological), medium-centered, and multi-sensory approach to sonic environments.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Philosophy
    ContactChlumská Simona, chlumska@flu.cas.cz Tel: 221 183 360
    Year of Publishing2022
    Electronic addresshttps://doi.org/10.1515/opphil-2020-0164
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