Designed to introduce music students and musicians to the vitality of music philosophical discourse, Philosophical Perspectives on Music explores diverse accounts of the nature and value of music. It offers an accessible, even-handed consideration of philosophical orientations without advocating any single one, demonstrating that there are a number of ways in which music may reasonably be understood. This unique approach examines the strengths and advantages of each perspective as well as its inevitable shortcomings.
From the pre-Socratic Greeks to idealism, through phenomenology, and on to contemporary socio-cultural critiques, this wide-ranging survey examines the views of selected influential thinkers in sufficient detail to permit their voices to be personally and meaningfully experienced. Striving to portray philosophy as an intriguing dialogue rather than a dogmatic source of definitive answers, it invites readers to become full participants in an ongoing process of philosophical debate with vital contemporary relevance and extensive practical significance. Examining what music is, how it works, and what music is good for, this book encourages musicians to join in important conversations that shape both the ways they practice their art and the ways in which they and others understand it.
Accessible to students with little or no background in music philosophy, Philosophical Perspectives on Music provides the foundation for applied or professional philosophies while also introducing readers to the richness of the philosophical quest. Ideal for philosophy of music and philosophy of music education courses, it is also enlightening reading for students of musicology, music theory, and music performance. Featuring interdisciplinary dialogue, this insightful text addresses issues common to the concerns of all musicians.
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Wayne D. Bowman is at Brandon University, Manitoba.Review:
Bowman displays a wide knowledge of the history of philosophy of music and familiarity with several important contemporary perspectives ... it introduces a wide range of positions. Another valuable feature of the book is that each philosopher's views on music are put in the context of his other beliefs ... Bowman provides accurate accounts of the positions he describes. The book is the product of considerable scholarship. Another plus is that Bowman is surely right to think that students can not appreciate a philosopher's views on music without some knowledge of his philosophical system ... Bowman is to be commended for undertaking to introduce musicians to philosophy of music. He believes, and is right to believe that unexamined music is not worth performing ... ... sophisticated students can be referred to this volume in some circumstances. James O. Young, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Winter 1999 (57:1) Bowman's volume provides a useful survey of philosophical aesthetics of music Andy Hamilton, Durham University, British Jrnl of Aesthetics, vol 39, no 3, 1999 a deeply pluralist book ... Wayne Bowman's pluralism does not lead him to produce a rootless, or even routeless, book, since he still manages to accept that the philosophy of music has had a history Anthony Pryer, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 124 (1999) Bowman's method of treating his material is well considered. The scope of discussion is admirable. About twenty different views of music are given a thorough presentation ... a unique source for anyone interested in the nature of music. Pentti Maattanen, British Journal of Music Education, Vol 16 No 3, 1999
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0195112962
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110195112962
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195112962
Descripción Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 496 pages. 10.00x6.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0195112962