The Musical Representation: Meaning, Ontology, and Emotion
MIT Press, 2007 - 388
How human musical experience emerges from the audition of organized tones is a riddle of long standing. In The Musical Representation, Charles Nussbaum offers a philosophical naturalist's solution. Nussbaum founds his naturalistic theory of musical representation on the collusion between the physics of sound and the organization of the human mind-brain. He argues that important varieties of experience afforded by Western tonal art music since 1650 arise through the feeling of tone, the sense of movement in musical space, cognition, emotional arousal, and the engagement, by way of specific emotional responses, of deeply rooted human ideals. Construing the art music of the modern West as representational, as a symbolic system that carries extramusical content, Nussbaum attempts to make normative principles of musical representation explicit and bring them into reflective equilibrium with the intuitions of competent listeners. Nussbaum identifies three modes of musical representation, describes the basis of extramusical meaning, and analyzes musical works as created historical entities (performances of which are tokens or replicas). In addition, he explains how music gives rise to emotions and evokes states of mind that are religious in character. Nussbaum's argument proceeds from biology, psychology, and philosophy to music--and occasionally from music back to biology, psychology, and philosophy. The human mind-brain, writes Nussbaum, is a living record of its evolutionary history; relatively recent cognitive acquisitions derive from older representational functions of which we are hardly aware. Consideration of musical art can help bring to light the more ancient cognitive functions that underlie modern human cognition. The biology, psychology, and philosophy of musical representation, he argues, have something to tell us about what we are, based on what we have been.
Co mówią ludzie - Napisz recenzję
Nie znaleziono żadnych recenzji w standardowych lokalizacjach.
What Is a Naturalistic Philosophical Theory of Musical Representation?
Three Varieties of Musical Representation
How Music Means
4 The Musical Work
5 From Musical Representation to Musical Emotion
Musical Emotion and Religious Emotion
Inne wydania - Wyświetl wszystko
acousmatic action aesthetic animal argued Beethoven’s behavior biological bodily causal chapter chord cladist claim cognitive concepts connectionist cultural deﬁned deﬁnite difﬁculty effect emotions environment epistemology evolutionary example exaptation exempliﬁcation expression ﬁgure ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁt gesture Goodman half-diminished seventh chord haptic hierarchical human ibid identiﬁed intentional intentional object interpretation intuitions Kant Kant’s language lateral line Lerdahl and Jackendoff linguistic listener melisma meme mental models metainterpretation metaphorical metaphysical mode motion motor musical experience musical performance musical representation musical space musical surface natural Neoplatonic nonconceptual normative objects off-line ontological organ of Corti organized perception philosophical pitch possible predicates principles proper functions properties psychological pushmi-pullyu reﬂective equilibrium reﬂexive regard relations represent requires ritual scenarios score semantic ﬁeld sentences signiﬁcant similar simulation sound spatial species speciﬁc structure sufﬁcient suggest symbolic Symphony syntactic time-span tion tional tokens tones Tristan chord Upper Paleolithic virtual