Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work

Paperback | July 1, 2010

EditorKathleen Stock

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Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work presents significant new contributions to central issues in the philosophy of music, written by leading philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Music is an increasingly popular object of reflection for professional philosophers, as it raises special questions not only of relevance to music practitioners, theorists, and philosophers of art, but also of wider philosophical interest to those working in metaphysics, the philosophy of emotion,and the philosophy of language, among other areas. The wide range of contributors to this volume reflects this level of interest. It includes both well-known philosophers of music drawing on a wealth of reflection to produce new and often startling conclusions, and philosophers relatively new to thephilosophy of music yet eminent in other philosophical fields, who are able to bring a fresh perspective, informed by that background, to their topic of choice. The issues tackled in this volume include what sort of thing a work of music is; the nature of the relation between a musical work and versions of it; the nature of musical expression and its contribution to musical experience; the relation of music to metaphor; the nature of musical irony; themusical status of electro-sonic art; and the nature of musical rhythm. Together these papers constitute some of the best new work in what is an exciting field of research, and one which has much to engage philosophers, aestheticians, and musicologists.

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Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work presents significant new contributions to central issues in the philosophy of music, written by leading philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Music is an increasingly popular object of reflection for professional philosophers, as it raises special questions not only of rele...

Kathleen Stock is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex. She is Secretary of the British Society of Aesthetics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of musical examplesKathleen Stock: IntroductionSection 1: Musical Ontology1. Julian Dodd: Sounds, instruments and works of music2. Michael Morris: Doing Justice to Musical Works3. Stephen Davies: Versions of musical works and literary translationsSection 2: Musical Expression4. Derek Matravers: Expression in Music5. Paul Boghossian: Explaining Musical Experience6. Aaron Ridley: Persona Sometimes Grata: on the appreciation of expressive musicSection 3: Musical Meaning7. Jenefer Robinson: Can Music Function as a Metaphor of Emotional Life?8. Eddy Zemach and Tamara Balter: The Structure of Irony and how it Functions in MusicSection 4: New Issues9. Gordon Graham: Music and Electro-sonic Art10. Roger Scruton: Thoughts on RhythmIndex of subjects

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Kathleen Stock has edited a very thought-provoking and interesting collection of ten essays on music written by analytic philosophers...She deserves high praise for this and for her clear, concise introduction...I cannot stress enough that philosophers, aestheticians, musicians, musicologists,music-lovers, and others will find lots to reflect on in this exciting, new volume. --Saam Trivedi, British Journal of Aesthetics