Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

2015.09.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerrold Levinson, Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music, Oxford University Press, 2015, 173pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.09.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jerrold Levinson, Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music, Oxford University Press, 2015, 173pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199669660. Reviewed by Theodore Gracyk, Minnesota State University Moorhead Jerrold Levinson's new book gathers together eight recent papers on philosophy of music, an older co-authored paper on the nature of the temporal arts, and three previously unpublished essays about music. Because it is a slim book unified only by the topic of music, there is an unfortunate possibility that it will be overlooked by everyone except philosophers of music. However, Levinson has written so many important essays in aesthetics and his reputation is so secure -- he is well established as one of our leading philosophers of art -- that any new book from him merits attention. But that is not the only reason I hope this collection finds its way to a broader audience. There are two distinct groups who. . .

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