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Music and Conceptualization

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ISBN-10: 0521403316

ISBN-13: 9780521403313

Edition: 1995

Authors: Mark DeBellis, Jonathan Dancy, John Haldane, Gilbert Harman, Frank Jackson

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This book is a philosophical study of the relations between hearing and thinking about music. The central problem it addresses is as follows: how is it possible to talk about what a listener perceives in terms that the listener does not recognise? By applying the concepts and techniques of analytic philosophy the author explores the ways in which musical hearing may be described as nonconceptual, and how such mental representation contrasts with conceptual thought. The author is both philosopher and musicologist and uniquely combines the perspectives of both disciplines. Exploring the philosophical questions of mental representation in the relatively neglected, nonverbal domain of music,…    
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Book details

List price: $83.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.25" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Gilbert Harman is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of Explaining Value and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.

Introduction: hearing-ascriptions
Musical hearing as weakly nonconceptual
Musical Hearing as Strongly Nonconceptual
Is There an Observation-Theory Distinction in Music?
Theoretically Informed Listening
Conceptions of musical structure