The Necessity of Vagueness and Ambiguity to the Imagining of Sound

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Abstract

Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard takes issue with the objectification and quantification of (and often outright attempts to eliminate) imprecision and subjectivity in the natural sciences, particularly in acoustics and the field of audio testing. Instead, he argues, experiences of vagueness and ambiguity are essential to an imagining of sound, where that imagination aids in the experiencing of an external world. Such imagination, Grimshaw-Aagaard contends, performs a vital role in the emergence of perceptual hypotheses about the external world and thus the presence of our selves in the context of the nonself that is the external world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination
EditorsMark Grimshaw-Aagaard, Mads Walther-Hansen, Martin Knakkergaard
Volume1
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2019
Pages105–113
ISBN (Print)9780190460167
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Vagueness
Imagining
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Acoustics
Objectification
Quantification
Natural Science
Subjectivity
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Keywords

  • Sound
  • Ambiguity
  • Vagueness
  • Imagination

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Grimshaw-Aagaard, M. N. (2019). The Necessity of Vagueness and Ambiguity to the Imagining of Sound. In M. Grimshaw-Aagaard, M. Walther-Hansen, & M. Knakkergaard (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination (Vol. 1, pp. 105–113). New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190460167.013.5
Grimshaw-Aagaard, Mark Nicholas. / The Necessity of Vagueness and Ambiguity to the Imagining of Sound. The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. editor / Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard ; Mads Walther-Hansen ; Martin Knakkergaard. Vol. 1 New York : Oxford University Press, 2019. pp. 105–113
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Grimshaw-Aagaard, MN 2019, The Necessity of Vagueness and Ambiguity to the Imagining of Sound. in M Grimshaw-Aagaard, M Walther-Hansen & M Knakkergaard (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. vol. 1, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 105–113. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190460167.013.5

The Necessity of Vagueness and Ambiguity to the Imagining of Sound. / Grimshaw-Aagaard, Mark Nicholas.

The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. ed. / Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard; Mads Walther-Hansen; Martin Knakkergaard. Vol. 1 New York : Oxford University Press, 2019. p. 105–113.

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Grimshaw-Aagaard MN. The Necessity of Vagueness and Ambiguity to the Imagining of Sound. In Grimshaw-Aagaard M, Walther-Hansen M, Knakkergaard M, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Sound & Imagination. Vol. 1. New York: Oxford University Press. 2019. p. 105–113 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190460167.013.5