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The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal Language?

Higgins, Kathleen Marie

Verlag: University Of Chicago Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 0226333280 / ISBN 13: 9780226333281
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Titel: The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal ...

Verlag: University Of Chicago Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: " The Music between Us is attractive and important not only because its philosophical arguments encompass music from all around the world and are informed by recent data from the sciences but above all for its warm, humanist perspective on the centrality and universality of music in human life. Kathleen Higgins'' fascinating account considers music in relation to language, cross-cultural communication, and the emotional responses it calls forth, including how it anchors individuals to their world and serves as a balm to social discord. Here is a refreshing alternative to the narrow formalism that is so common in music aesthetics. A must read for anyone who has been intrigued by the way music beguiles us."--Stephen Davies, author of Musical Understandings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0226333280

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Inhaltsangabe: From our first social bonding as infants to the funeral rites that mark our passing, music plays an important role in our lives, bringing us closer to one another. In  The Music between Us, philosopher Kathleen Marie Higgins investigates this role, examining the features of human perception that enable music?s uncanny ability to provoke, despite its myriad forms across continents and throughout centuries, the sense of a shared human experience.                 Drawing on disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, musicology, linguistics, and anthropology, Higgins?s richly researched study showcases the ways music is used in rituals, education, work, healing, and as a source of security and?perhaps most importantly?joy. By participating so integrally in such meaningful facets of society, Higgins argues, music situates itself as one of the most fundamental bridges between people, a truly cross-cultural form of communication that can create solidarity across political divides. Moving beyond the well-worn takes on music?s universality,  The Music between Us provides a new understanding of what it means to be musical and, in turn, human. 

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Kathleen Marie Higgins is professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of The Music of Our Lives and Nietzsche?s ?Zarathustra.?

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