1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music

Edited By Theodore Gracyk, Andrew Kania Copyright 2011
    680 Pages
    by Routledge

    680 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers and debates in philosophy and music. Over fifty entries by an international team of contributors are organised into six clear sections:

    • general issues
    • emotion
    • history
    • figures
    • kinds of music
    • music, philosophy and related disciplines

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, music and musicology.

    Part 1: General Issues  1. Definition Andrew Kania  2. Silence, Sound, Noise, and Music Jennifer Judkins  3. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony Roger Scruton  4. Ontology Ben Caplan & Carl Matheson  5. Medium David Davies  6. Improvisation Lee B. Brown  7. Notation Stephen Davies  8. Performances and Recordings Andrew Kania & Theodore Gracyk  9. Authentic Performance Practice Paul Thom  10. Music and Language Ray Jackendoff  11. Music and Imagination Saam Trivedi  12. Understanding Music Erkki Huovinen  13. Style Jennifer Judkins  14. Aesthetic Properties Rafael de Clercq  15. Value Alan Goldman  16. Evaluating Music Theodore Gracyk  17. Appropriation and Hybridity James O. Young  18. Instrumental Technology Anthony Gritten  Part 2: Emotion  19. Expression theories Jenefer Robinson  20. Arousalist Theories Derek Matravers  21. Resemblance theories Saam Trivedi  22. Music’s Arousal of Emotions Malcolm Budd  Part 3: History  23. Classical aesthetic traditions of India, China, and the Middle East Stephen Blum & Peter Manuel  24. Antiquity and the Middle Ages Thomas J. Mathiesen  25. The Early Modern Period Jeanette Bicknell  26. Continental Philosophy and Music Tiger Roholt  27. Analytic Philosophy and Music Stephen Davies  Part 4: Figures  28. Plato Stephen Halliwell  29. Rousseau Julia Simon  30. Kant Hannah Ginsborg  31. Schopenhauer Alex Neill  32. Nietzsche John M. Carvalho  33. Hanslick Thomas Grey  34. Gurney Malcolm Budd  35. Wagner Thomas Grey  36. Adorno Andy Hamilton  Part 5: Kinds of Music  37. Popular Music John A. Fisher  38. Rock Allan F. Moore  39. Jazz Lee B. Brown  40. Song Jeanette Bicknell  41. Opera Paul Thom  42. Music and Motion Pictures Noël Carroll & Margaret Moore  43. Music and Dance Robynn Stilwell  44. Visual Music and Synesthesia Kathleen Higgins  Part 6: Music, Philosophy, and Related Disciplines  45. Musicology Justin London  46. Music Theory and Philosophy Judith Lochhead  47. Composition Roger Scruton  48. Analysis Joseph Dubiel  49. Ethnomusicology Peter Manuel  50. Music and Politics James Currie  51. Sociology and Cultural Studies Anthony Kwame Harrison  52. Music and Gender Fred Everett Maus  53. Phenomenology and Music Bruce Ellis Benson  54. Music, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science Diana Raffman  55. Psychology of Music Eric Clarke  56. Music Education Philip Alperson.  Index


    Theodore Gracyk is Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA. He is author of Rhythm and Noise: An Aesthetics of Rock (1996); I Wanna Be Me: Rock Music and the Politics of Identity (2001); Listening to Popular Music (2007); and On Music (Routledge, 2013).

    Andrew Kania is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, USA. His principal research is in the philosophy of music, literature, and film. He is the editor of Memento (Routledge, 2009). 

    "Comprehensive and authoritative … readers will discover many excellent articles in this well-organized addition to a growing interdisciplinary field. Summing Up: Highly recommended" - CHOICE

    "… succeeds well in catching the wide-ranging strands of musical theorising and thinking, and performance, and an understanding of the various contexts in which all thistakes place." - Reference Reviews

    "A necessary book, one that those who are passionate about music and philosophy have long been awaiting. There is simply nothing like it." - Jerrold Levinson University of Maryland, USA

    "An intelligent and comprehensive overview of the Philosophy of Music, featuring contributions by many of the leading figures in the field. The editors have done a remarkable job soliciting topical and historical essays from both musically-minded philosophers and philosophically-minded musicians. It should become the standard reference work in the field." - Brian Kane, Yale University, USA

    "By bringing together in one volume the most up-to-date thinking from the best minds in the business, from all the relevant disciplines, Gracyk and Kania have provided an invaluable service not only to numerous scholars and their students, but equally to musicians and their audiences." - Guy Dammann, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK

    "This admirable volume will be welcomed by established philosophers of music and - especially - by those coming to the subject for the first time. The coverage of topics is ideal, while the contributors range from emerging talents to the biggest names in the field. An essential resource for anyone with an interest in the philosophy of music." - Aaron Ridley, University of Southampton, UK

    "A reader like me seeks an introduction that faithfully reviews the major topics, offers a critical perspective on the current controversies, provides resources for further study, and presents the material in clear language and at a level of sophistication appropriate to the discourse. In these respects, the editors have crafted an excellent collection." -Alfred I. Tauber, Boston University, USA