What is music? What is its significance? Is music a language? Does a musical composition mean anything? If so, how? What connection, if any, does music have with emotion? Can music be sad? Why would someone enjoy listening to sad music? One could conceivably destroy Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, but can one destroy Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? We will grapple with questions like these, through close reading and critical engagement with ideas by Plato, Schopenhauer, Eduard Hanslick, Susanne Langer, and others who have thought seriously about music.
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1940–present. Indexes books and journals in all areas of philosophy, including aesthetics, bioethics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, social & political philosophy, and the philosophy of education, history, language, law, religion, and science.
1967–present. Comprehensive database to scholarly literature on music. Indexes articles, bibliographies, books, catalogues, conference proceedings, critical commentaries to complete works, dissertations, electronic resources, ethnographic recordings and videos, festschriften, iconographies, reviews, and more. Particularly strong for classical music. For popular music publications, see Academic Search Premier.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Gateway to music research and access point for full-text Oxford music reference publications, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.
10 volumes (1998): "Depth and breadth of coverage, clarity of presentation, impressive bibliographies, excellent use of cross references, and an extensive index ...” --Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection Sources Committee, RUSA [Reference and User Service’s Association], ALA [American Library Association].
Print Location: Burling 1st Floor B51 .R68 1998
Impressive for its depth, scope and authority; open access.
Print Location: ML3800 .R625 2011
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music can be found in the Burling Library stacks on the 2nd floor at the call number ML3800 .R625 2011. Sections of this text include: Emotion; History; Figures; Kinds of Music; and Music, Philosophy, and Related Disciplines; as well as a bibliography and index.
Print Location: BH56 .C65 2009
Provides comprehensive treatment of the main topics and writers in aesthetics. Includes historical overviews from the prehistoric to the present and a section on the individual arts. A guide to thinking about the arts from the ancient Greek to the dawn of the twenty-first century.
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