Music, Art, and Metaphysics

OUP Oxford (2011)
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This is a long-awaited reissue of Jerrold Levinson's 1990 book Music, Art, and Metaphysics, which gathers together the writings that made him a leading figure in contemporary aesthetics. Most of the essays are distinguished by a concern with metaphysical questions about artworks and their properties, but other essays address the problem of art's definition, the psychology of aesthetic response, and the logic of interpreting and evaluating works of art. The focus of about half of the essays is the art of music, the art of greatest interest to Levinson throughout his career. Many of the essays have been very influential, being among the most cited in contemporary aesthetics and having become essential references in debates on the definition of art, the ontology of art, emotional response to art, expression in art, and the nature of art forms.
Keywords Aesthetics  Music Philosophy and aesthetics
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Call number BH39.L493 2011
ISBN(s) 9780199596621   019959662X   9780199596638
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Julian Dodd (2012). Performing Works of Music Authentically. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):n/a-n/a.
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