- Language: English
- 774 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: World
The Future of Post Human Acoustics: A Preface to a New Theory of Sound and Silence
- Published: April 2011
- Region: World
- 480 Pages
- CISP - Cambridge International Science Publishing
Is sound really so pleasant in its nature that it can flatter oneself to the point that, as Exnophon once said, "there is no sound more pleasing than one's own praises"? (BT 2010)
This positive idea of sound can be compared with a similarly flattering view of its opposite (that is, silence), in that, as Thomas Carlyle once wrote, "Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity." (BT 2010a)
Contrary to these equally wonderful views about sound and silence (and other claims as will be discussed in the book), acoustics (in relation to sound and silence) is neither possible nor desirable to the extent that the respective ideologues (on the opposing sides of the fence) would like us to believe.
Needless to say, one should not misleadingly treat this questionability of the conventional wisdom about the nature of sound and silence as a suggestion that acoustics is therefore a worthless field of study, or that some fields of study (related to acoustics) like music, mathematical acoustics, psychoacoustics, architectural acoustics, and so on are to be ignored. Obviously, neither of these extreme views is reasonable either.
Instead, this book provides an alternative (better) way to understand the future of acoustics, especially in the dialectic context of sound and silence-while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). In other words, this book offers a new theory (that is, the multilateral theory of acoustics) to go beyond the existing approaches in the literature on acoustics in an original way.
If successful, this seminal project is to fundamentally change the way that we think about acoustics, from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what the author originally called its "post-human" fate. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Part One: Introduction
Chapter One. Introduction-The Importance of Acoustics
Part Two: Sound
Chapter Two. Sound and Its Doubleness
Part Three: Silence
Chapter Three. Silence and Its Duality
Part Four: Conclusion
Chapter Four. Conclusion-The Future of Acoustics
Dr. Peter Baofu is the author of 48 new theories in 39 books (as of late 2010) to provide a visionary challenge to conventional wisdom in all fields of knowledge ranging from the social sciences through the formal sciences and the natural sciences to the humanities, with the final aim for a unified theory of everything.
As a polymath, he is known for his pioneering works on "multilateral acoustics," "metamorphic humor," "heterodox education," "post-human mind games," "post-Earth geology," "substitutive religion," "post-cosmology," "contrarian personality," "post-ethics," "multifaceted war and peace," "post-humanity," "critical-dialectic formal science," "combinational organization," "hyper-sexual body," "law reconstruction," "comprehensive creative thinking," "hyper-martial body," "multilogical learning," "contingent urban planning," "post-capitalism," "selective geometry," "post-democracy," "contrastive advantages," "ambivalent technology," "authoritarian liberal democracy," "the post-post-Cold-War era," "post-civilization," "transformative aesthetic experience," "synthetic information architecture," "contrastive mathematical logic," "dialectic complexity," "after-postmodernity," "sophisticated methodological holism," "post-human space-time," "existential dialectics," "unfolding unconsciousness," "floating consciousness," "hyper-spatial consciousness," and other visions.
Dr. Baofu earned an entry to the list of "prominent and emerging writers" in Contemporary Authors (2005) and another honorary entry in The Writers Directory (2007)-and was also interviewed on television and in newspapers about his original ideas. He was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Far East. He had taught as a professor at different universities in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, the Balkans, Central Asia, South Asia, and North America. He finished more than 5 academic degrees, including a Ph.D. from the world-renowned M.I.T., and was a summa cum laude graduate.
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