About the Author
Theodore Gracyk is Department Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Minnesota State University Moorhead
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1 More Than Meets the Ear: Music and Art Chapter 2 With and Without Words: Listening with Understanding Chapter 3 Music and Emotion Chapter 4 The Siren Voice of Transcendence References Index
What People are Saying About This
This is a great introduction to the philosophy of music – accessible yet sophisticated and comprehensive – that is distinguished by the range and variety of musical examples with which it illustrates the issues.
Stephen Davies, University of Auckland
Ted Gracyk’s On Music is the best brief overview there is of the core philosophical questions about music. It’s a great introduction to philosophy for music-lovers, packed with a wide range of pertinent musical examples, from birdsong to bluegrass, Romanticism to ragas. And for those already familiar with the questions it is a rare opportunity to see how a philosopher at the top of his game sees one set of answers hanging together – a unified vision of the nature and value of music.
Andrew Kania, Trinity University