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Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Andrew Hicks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This book charts one constellation of musical metaphors, analogies, and expressive modalities embedded within late ancient and medieval cosmological discourse: that of a cosmos animated and ... More


The Development of Character

in Stoicism & Emotion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305578
eISBN:
9780226305202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305202.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter evaluates how emotive dispositions develop over time within the life history of the individual. It assesses the process by which the misevaluation of one or another object type becomes ... More


Harmonizing the World: Natural Philosophy and Order

Andrew Hicks

in Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This chapter centers upon a single common definition of the universe as “an ordered collection of all created entities.” Careful consideration of the implications of such a definition, particularly ... More


Composing the Cosmic: Harmonies of the Macrocosm

Andrew Hicks

in Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This chapter completes the Boethian tripartition with a consideration of cosmic music. While the idea of the “music of the spheres” has garnered the most attention, indeed has become a reductive ... More


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