David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (1999)
What is music, what is its value, and what does it mean? In this stimulating volume, Roger Scruton offers a comprehensive account of the nature and significance of music from the perspective of modern philosophy. The study begins with the metaphysics of sound. Scruton distinguishes sound from tone; analyzes rhythm, melody, and harmony; and explores the various dimensions of musical organization and musical meaning. Taking on various fashionable theories in the philosophy and theory of music, he presents a compelling case for the moral significance of music, its place in our culture, and the need for taste and discrimination in performing and listening to it. Laying down principles for musical analysis and criticism, this bold work concludes with a theory of culture--and a devastating demolition of modern popular music. "A provocative new study."--The Guardian.
|Keywords||Music Philosophy and aesthetics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$13.45 used (74% off) $32.74 new (35% off) $40.61 direct from Amazon (19% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||ML3845.S3975 1999|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Matthew Nudds (2010). What Are Auditory Objects? Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (1):105-122.
Paul Noordhof (2008). Expressive Perception as Projective Imagining. Mind and Language 23 (3):329–358.
Alessandro Arbo (2009). Some Remarks on “Hearing-as” and its Role in the Aesthetics of Music. Topoi 28 (2):97-107.
Joel Krueger (2011). Doing Things with Music. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 10 (1):1-22.
Stephen Davies (2010). Perceiving Melodies and Perceiving Musical Colors. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (1):19-39.
Similar books and articles
W. A. Mathieu (2010). Bridge of Waves: What Music is and How Listening to It Changes the World. Shambhala.
R. A. Sharpe (2000). Music and Humanism: An Essay in the Aesthetics of Music. Oxford University Press.
Carolyn Beckingham (2009). Moribund Music: Can Classical Music Be Saved? Sussex Academic Press.
Kathleen Marie Higgins (2012). The Music Between Us: Is Music a Universal Language? The University of Chicago Press.
Lydia Goehr (1998/2002). The Quest for Voice: On Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy: The 1997 Ernest Bloch Lectures. Oxford University Press.
Nick Zangwill (2010). Scruton's Musical Experiences. Philosophy 85 (1):91-104.
Jenefer Robinson (ed.) (1997). Music & Meaning. Cornell University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads196 ( #4,335 of 1,692,743 )
Recent downloads (6 months)100 ( #561 of 1,692,743 )
How can I increase my downloads?