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Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Holly Watkins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Musical Vitalities charts a new path for music studies by blending the study of musical works with perspectives drawn from the life sciences. In opposition to humanist approaches that insist on a ... More


Introduction

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

The Introduction presents the rationale of the book and defines musical vitality in relation to music’s ability to both stimulate and simulate life—whether human, nonhuman, or some indeterminate ... More


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