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The Music of Our Lives (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R685 Discovery Miles 6 850
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The Music of Our Lives (Paperback, New): Kathleen Marie Higgins
The Music of Our Lives (Paperback, New): Kathleen Marie Higgins

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The Music of Our Lives (Paperback, New)

Kathleen Marie Higgins

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Although many of the world's musical traditions recognize the positive value of music for ethical life, the Western philosophical tradition has largely forgotten this idea. The dominance of formalism in musical aesthetics has encouraged this abandonment of the idea that music has an ethical dimension. Greater attention to musical experience and to the way that context affects the meaning that music has to performers and listeners helps to bring music's ethical potential into focus. In The Music of Our Lives, Kathleen Higgins argues that the arguments that Plato used to defend the ethical value of music are still applicable today. Music encourages ethically valuable attitudes and behavior, provides practice in skills that are valuable in ethical life, and symbolizes ethical ideals and the possibility of interpersonal harmony. In these ways it develops our ability to live well and to think clearly about our ethical situation. Music provides a model for the good human life.


Imprint: Lexington Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2011
First published: April 2011
Authors: Kathleen Marie Higgins
Dimensions: 232 x 156 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 250
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-7391-2085-9
Barcode: 9780739120859
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Theory of music & musicology
Books > Music > Theory of music & musicology > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Theory of music & musicology > General
LSN: 0-7391-2085-9

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