Rhythm and Stasis: A Major and Almost Entirely Neglected Philosophical Problem

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (1pt1):25-42 (2011)
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This article develops a dynamic account of rhythm as ‘order-in-movement’ that opposes static accounts of rhythm as abstract time, as essentially a pattern of possibly unstressed sounds and silences. This dynamic account is humanistic: it focuses on music as a humanly-produced, sonorous phenomenon, privileging the human as opposed to the abstract, or the organic or mechanical. It defends the claim that movement is the most fundamental conceptualization of music—the basic category in terms of which it is experienced—and suggests, against Scruton, that music literally and not merely metaphorically moves
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Malcolm Budd (2003). Musical Movement and Aesthetic Metaphors. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (3):209-223.
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