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What audio books add to paper books especially in the field of philosophy

Oct 4, 2012, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Three Prehistoric Inventions that Shaped Us audio book launch will feature York philosophy Professor Emeritus David Martel Johnson. In this talk, Johnson will argue that audio and paper, although different media, complement each other. It gives readers and listeners a good chance to grasp complicated and subtle ideas, not just more clearly and accurately, but also more pleasurably.

In particular, an audio version of a printed book can help listeners to put themselves in contact with the artistic dimension of that book, so that they can begin to enjoy it as music rather than simply as text. Johnson has been teaching philosophy at York University since 1965. He is the author of two books and the co-editor of three books. In the last year or so, he has become interested in the project of producing audio versions of his published books.


Location:010 Vanier College, Senior Common Room
Posted by:Office of the Master, Vanier College
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