The Second Sense The Second Sense

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

The Second Sense

Spring 2020

Taught By: Zed Adams

Section: A

CRN: 6779

Credits: 3

Vision has long dominated philosophical thought about our perceptual access to the world. As Hans Jonas once noted, "since the days of Greek philosophy sight has been recognized as the most excellent of the senses." In this seminar, we will challenge the dominance of vision by attending to another, equally excellent, sense: the sense of hearing. We will consider the question of how to distinguish hearing from the other senses, how to characterize the nature of sound, and how to understand the voice's intimate connection to personal identity. Figures discussed will include Casey O'Callaghan, Fiona Macpherson, Jacques Derrida, and Stanley Cavell.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:17pm 12/15/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1004

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020