On Music

On Music

by Theodore Gracyk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415807784
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/31/2013
Series: Thinking in Action Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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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

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