On The Musically Beautiful, Paperback Book

On The Musically Beautiful Paperback

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"Like Hanslick, Professor Payzant is both musician and philosopher; and he has brought the knowledge and insights of both disciplines to this large undertaking." --Gordon Epperson, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780872200142



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Early and interesting work on the philosophy of music, but the author spends way more time arguing what this philosophy isn't than what it is. Plus he is limited by a very narrow and culturally determined definition of music, which is probably inevitable, but makes him not terribly useful or relevant.