Oxford University Press (2014)

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James O. Young
University of Victoria
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James O. Young seeks to explain why we value music so highly. He draws on the latest psychological research to argue that music is expressive of emotion by resembling human expressive behaviour. The representation of emotion in music gives it the capacity to provide psychological insight--and it is this which explains a good deal of its value
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Music and Lyrics

Chapter 4 is devoted to music with lyrics, with a particular focus on opera. There has been a long-standing assumption in philosophy of music that music with lyrics is fundamentally different from instrumental music. A return to the psychological literature is used to show that this is not... see more

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