Against the Primary Sound Account of Echoes

Analysis 73 (3):466-473 (2013)
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Abstract

I argue against the Primary Sound Account of Echoes (PSAE) – the view that an echo of a sound just is that sound. I then argue that if my case against PSAE is successful, distal theories of sound are false. The upshot of my arguments, if they succeed, is that distal theories are false. Towards the end, I show how some distal theories can be modified to avoid this conclusion and note some open questions to which the modified theories give rise.

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Gregory Fowler
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Sounds: a philosophical theory.Casey O'Callaghan - 2007 - New York: Oxford University Press.
Sounds.Roberto Casati - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Sounds and events.Casey O'Callaghan - 2009 - In Matthew Nudds & Casey O'Callaghan (eds.), Sounds and Perception: New Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press. pp. 26--49.
Constructing a Theory of Sounds.Casey O'Callaghan - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:247-270.

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