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Musical Expressiveness as Hearability‐as‐Expression

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay defends the analysis that music is expressive of an emotion or other mental state insofar as it induces one to hear it as the personal or personlike expression of that mental state. ... 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


Attention, Ritual, and the Additive Strategy

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins with a discussion of what might be called the ‘attitude of rapt attention’ to works of absolute music. It then explores the mystery of absolute music. It considers the views of ... More


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