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Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

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2018.04.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Gallope, Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable, University of Chicago Press, 2017, 337pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226483559. Reviewed by James O. Young, University of Victoria I enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to review this book. I recently agreed to take on the task of writing a 200,000-word history of philosophy of music and the authors discussed in Gallope's volume (Ernst Bloch, Theodore Adorno, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari) are among those that I need to bone up on for this history. (I am not a complete idiot: I persuaded one of my colleagues to be the co-author of this herculean undertaking.) Unfortunately, I have to say that this is not the book to read for those seeking an introduction to Continental philosophy of music. In fairness to Gallope, it is not intended as such. His goal is to identify and discuss a theme that... Read. . .

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