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Philosophies 2016, 1(2), 162-169; doi:10.3390/philosophies1020162

Acoustic Space, Marshall McLuhan and Links to Medieval Philosophers and Beyond: Center Everywhere and Margin Nowhere

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Book and Media Studies, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 81 St Mary Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4, Canada
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Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George, Toronto, ON M5S 1A7, Canada
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Academic Editor: Marcin J. Schroeder
Received: 14 June 2016 / Revised: 5 August 2016 / Accepted: 25 August 2016 / Published: 21 September 2016
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Abstract

The origin of McLuhan’s notion of acoustic space is described. It is shown that his definition of acoustic space as having its center everywhere and its margin nowhere can be traced back to the Christian mystics of the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance dating as far back as the 12th Century. View Full-Text
Keywords: McLuhan; acoustic space; visual space; God; the centre is everywhere; the circumference nowhere McLuhan; acoustic space; visual space; God; the centre is everywhere; the circumference nowhere
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Findlay-White, E.; Logan, R.K. Acoustic Space, Marshall McLuhan and Links to Medieval Philosophers and Beyond: Center Everywhere and Margin Nowhere. Philosophies 2016, 1, 162-169.

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