Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Hardcover | April 22, 2015

byJerrold Levinson

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This volume presents a new collection of essays, all of them dealing with music, by Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today. It follows in the line of Levinson's earlier collections, Music, Art, and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), andContemplating Art (2006), and is representative of the most stimulating work being done under the rubric of analytic aesthetics. The essays, which are wide-ranging, should appeal to aestheticians, philosophers, musicologists, music theorists, music critics and music lovers of all kinds. Three of thetwelve essays comprising the volume have not previously been published, and in somewhat of a departure for Levinson, four of the essays focus on music in the jazz tradition.

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This volume presents a new collection of essays, all of them dealing with music, by Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today. It follows in the line of Levinson's earlier collections, Music, Art, and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), andContemplating Art (2006), and is representative o...

Jerrold Levinson is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland and past president of the American Society for Aesthetics, 2001-2003. He is the author of three collections of essays, Music, Art, and Metaphysics (Cornell University Press, 1990; 2nd edn OUP, 2010), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (Cornell U...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.74 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Philosophy and Music2. The Aesthetic Appreciation of Music3. Concatenationism, Architectonicism, and the Appreciation of Music4. Indication, Abstraction, and Individuation5. Musical Beauty6. Values of Music7. Shame in General and Shame in Music8. Jazz Vocal Interpretation: A Philosophical Analysis9. Popular Song as Moral Microcosm: Life Lessons from Jazz Standards10. The Expressive Specificity of Jazz11. Instrumentation and Improvisation12. with Philip Alperson: What Is a Temporal Art?Index