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Why Music Moves Us

Authors: Bicknell, J.

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About this book

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.

About the authors

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

Reviews

'Combining philosophy, psychology, and music history, Why Music Moves Us is a remarkable multidisciplinary achievement. Bicknell offers a fresh take on the emotional power of music by exploring a neglected but vital element of the Romantic aesthetic: the musical sublime'

- Theodore Gracyk, author of Rhythm and Noise and Listening to Popular Music

'For Bicknell, who fully understands music's ability to arouse and represent emotions, music is of moral benefit in educating them' - Times Literary Supplement

'...a more collaborative approach to understanding music...' British Journal of Asthetics


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Tears of Odysseus

    Bicknell, Jeanette

    Pages 1-21

  • History: Music Gives Voice to the Ineffable

    Bicknell, Jeanette

    Pages 23-44

  • Tears, Chills and Broken Bones

    Bicknell, Jeanette

    Pages 45-60

  • The Music Itself

    Bicknell, Jeanette

    Pages 61-76

  • Explaining Strong Emotional Responses to Music I

    Bicknell, Jeanette

    Pages 77-88

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Softcover $20.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why Music Moves Us
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Jeanette Bicknell
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23383-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230233836
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20989-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-20990-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 165
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
Topics