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Defending the Type/Token Theory II: Musical Platonism

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter defends what is perhaps the most controversial consequence of the type/token theory: musical Platonism. Musical Platonism is the doctrine that works of music, qua types of ... More


Aesthetic Essence

Malcolm Budd

in Aesthetic Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to show that the aesthetic has an essence that is capturable in non-aesthetic terms. It demonstrates the interdefinability of the various aesthetic categories and explores ... More


A Platonist Theory of Musical Works

Lydia Goehr

in The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The limitations of the analytic approach are further explored through a consideration of Jerrold Levinson's modified Platonist view of musical works and performances. Levinson's account of musical ... More


The Cognitive Theory

Derek Matravers

in Art and Emotion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243167
eISBN:
9780191697227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243167.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

There are two obvious candidates for an account of expressive judgements. Putting these candidates in their roughest and least plausible forms, the arousal theory claims that music is sad if it makes ... More


Elusive Narrators in Literature

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

If movies have narrators at all, then characteristically they will be rather radically effaced. A number of important critics (Noël Carroll, Berys Gaut, Andrew Kania) have written skeptically about ... More


Ut Pictura Musica: Interdisciplinarity, Art, and Music

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines issues in relation to interdisciplinary study and aims to differentiate inter- from cross- and multidisciplinary research concerning the connection between art and music. It ... More


The Bearer of Meaning

Thaddeus Metz

in Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599318
eISBN:
9780191747632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter answers the question of what the bearer of life’s meaning is, i.e., what it is about a life that can be meaningful or meaningless. Is it purely the life as a whole, merely the parts of a ... More


Coda: Film

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The forgoing having applied primarily to verbal representations, this chapter considers depictive representations—primarily film. It discusses the nature of depiction in film, and argues that it does ... More


Three Problems in the Philosophy of Movie Music: With Margaret Moore

Noël Carroll

in Philosophy and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190683306
eISBN:
9780190683337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683306.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines three issues. First, the question of the nature of movie music. Second the issue of whether there is an implicit musical organizer with respect to the non-diegetic music track. ... More


Completeness and Temporality

Zachary Bernstein

in Thinking In and About Music: Analytical Reflections on Milton Babbitt's Music and Thought

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190949235
eISBN:
9780190949266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949235.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Babbitt’s music is constructed from a hierarchy of exhaustive lists, so one can understand completeness in his pieces to be a result of the completion of these lists. In many cases, however, the ... More


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