Music: Music & Philosophy

  • Mood: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories book cover

    Mood

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit Breidenbach, Thomas Docherty

    Mood is a phenomenon whose study is inherently interdisciplinary. While it has remained resistant to theorisation, it nonetheless has a substantial influence on art, politics and society. Since its practical omnipresence in every-day life renders it one of the most significant aspects of affect…

    Hardback – 2019-04-23 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming: How Art Forms Empower book cover

    The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Music, Time, and Its Other: Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity book cover

    Music, Time, and Its Other

    Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity, 1st Edition

    By Roger W. H. Savage

    Music, Time, and Its Other explores the relation between the enigmatic character of our temporal experiences and music’s affective power. By taking account of competing concepts of time, Savage explains how music refigures dimensions of our experiences through staking out the borderlines between…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Reification and the Aesthetics of Music book cover

    Reification and the Aesthetics of Music

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Lewis

    This innovative study re-evaluates the philosophical significance of aesthetics in the context of contemporary debates on the nature of philosophy. Lewis's main argument is that contemporary conceptions of meaning and truth have been reified, and that aesthetics is able to articulate why this is…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind, and Well-being book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind, and Well-being

    1st Edition

    Edited by Penelope Gouk, James Kennaway, Jacomien Prins, Wiebke Thormahlen

    In recent decades, the relationship between music, emotions, health and well-being has become a hot topic. Scientific research and new neuro-imaging technologies have provided extraordinary new insights into how music affects our brains and bodies, and researchers in fields ranging from psychology…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Companions

  • Death and (Re) Birth of J.S. Bach: Reconsidering Musical Authorship and the Work-Concept book cover

    Death and (Re) Birth of J.S. Bach

    Reconsidering Musical Authorship and the Work-Concept, 1st Edition

    By Roberto Alonso Trillo

    While the study and redefinition of the notion of authorship and its relationship to the idea of the literary work have played a central role in recent research on literature, semiotics, and related disciplines, its impact on contemporary musicology is still limited. Why? What implications would a…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School book cover

    The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter E. Gordon, Espen Hammer, Axel Honneth

    The portentous terms and phrases associated with the first decades of the Frankfurt School – exile, the dominance of capitalism, fascism – seem as salient today as they were in the early twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School addresses the many early concerns of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Significance of Indeterminacy: Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy book cover

    The Significance of Indeterminacy

    Perspectives from Asian and Continental Philosophy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert H. Scott, Gregory S. Moss

    While indeterminacy is a recurrent theme in philosophy, less progress has been made in clarifying its significance for various philosophical and interdisciplinary contexts. This collection brings together early-career and well-known philosophers—including Graham Priest, Trish Glazebrook, Steven…

    Hardback – 2018-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Jazz and the Philosophy of Art book cover

    Jazz and the Philosophy of Art

    1st Edition

    By Lee B. Brown, David Goldblatt, Theodore Gracyk

    Co-authored by three prominent philosophers of art, Jazz and the Philosophy of Art is the first book in English to be exclusively devoted to philosophical issues in jazz. It covers such diverse topics as minstrelsy, bebop, Voodoo, social and tap dancing, parades, phonography, musical forgeries, and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • The Musical Thought and Spiritual Lives of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg book cover

    The Musical Thought and Spiritual Lives of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Arndt

    This book examines the origin, content, and development of the musical thought of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg. One of the premises is that Schenker’s and Schoenberg’s inner musical lives are inseparable from their inner spiritual lives. Curiously, Schenker and Schoenberg start out in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • Music and Aesthetic Reality: Formalism and the Limits of Description book cover

    Music and Aesthetic Reality

    Formalism and the Limits of Description, 1st Edition

    By Nick Zangwill

    In this volume, Zangwill develops a view of the nature of music and our experience of music that foregrounds the aesthetic properties of music. He focuses on metaphysical issues about aesthetic properties of music, psychological issues about the nature of musical experience, and philosophy of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy book cover

    A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Donald A. Hodges

    A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy helps music students choose a philosophy that will guide them throughout their careers. The book is divided into three sections: central issues that any music philosophy ought to consider (e.g., beauty, emotion, and aesthetics); secondly, significant…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

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