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Beyond Vision: Philosophical Essays

Casey O’Callaghan


This book draws theoretical and philosophical lessons about perception, the nature of its objects, and sensory awareness through sustained attention to extra-visual and multisensory forms of perception and perceptual consciousness. The chapters focus on auditory perception, perception of spoken language, and multisensory perception. The first chapters concern the nature of audition’s objects, focusing on sounds and especially drawing attention to the ways in which they contrast with vision’s objects. The middle chapters explore forms of auditory perception that could not be explained without u ... More

Keywords: auditory perception, multisensory perception, hearing, sound, speech perception, binding, perceptual experience, vision, object perception, consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198782964
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Casey O’Callaghan, author
Washington University in St. Louis