Re: On Sound as Object ... reification?


Subject: Re: On Sound as Object ... reification?
From: Morgan Sutherland (skiptracer@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 09:08:37 EDT


ah, i read about this the other day. thank you.

On 9/16/05, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@videotron.ca> wrote:
> On the concept of the "sound object" ...
>
> Best
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
> From AUDITORY:
>
> Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 01:18:54 +1000
> From: William Noble <wnoble@POBOX.UNE.EDU.AU>
> Subject: reification
>
> -Hi
>
> I know practically nothing about phonetics or phonology, but I do
> know a little about how knowledge is represented in communities, and
> the ever-present tendency to make an object out of a concept
> (reification).
>
> Thus, we need to generate representations of things in our
> communications with each other (for instance, if I am trying to
> explain something to you, or vice versa), but we also need to take
> care not to turn these representations into actual mechanisms or
> entities if there is no evidence to support their existence
> independent of our representations.
>
> Bill
>
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reification
>



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