9780230209909

Why Music Moves Us

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230209909

  • ISBN10:

    0230209904

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Music has extraordinary power to move us, but how and why does it affect us? What is going on, emotionally, physically and cognitively when listeners have strong emotional responses to music? This is a highly readable, original and philosophically important book for anyone who has ever been moved by music.

Author Biography

JEANETTE BICKNELL teaches philosophy in Toronto, Canada. She has written widely on aesthetics and philosophy of music.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
The Tears of Odysseusp. 1
History: Music Gives Voice to the Ineffablep. 23
Tears, Chills and Broken Bonesp. 45
The Music Itselfp. 61
Explaining Strong Emotional Responses to Music Ip. 77
Explaining Strong Emotional Responses to Music IIp. 89
The Sublime, Revisitedp. 117
Conclusion: Valuesp. 139
Bibliographic Notesp. 151
Indexp. 161
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