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Plato on Music, Soul and Body - Francesco Pelosi

Plato on Music, Soul and Body

Hardcover Published: 28th October 2010
ISBN: 9780521760454
Number Of Pages: 238

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Plato's reflection on the relationship between soul and body has attracted scholars' attention since antiquity. Less noted, but worth careful consideration, is Plato's thought on music and its effects on human beings. Discovering and emphasising the philosophical value of Plato's treatment of the musical phenomenon, this book analyses the soul-body problem from an innovative point of view. By investigating in detail how Plato conceives of the musical experience and its influence on intelligence, passions and perceptions, it brings to light the intersection of cognitive and emotional functions in Plato's philosophy of mind.

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Musical education of sensibilityp. 14
Moving to music: a therapy for the rational soulp. 68
Musical education of rationalityp. 114
Music in the body and soulp. 152
Conclusionp. 196
Referencesp. 202
Index locorump. 213
General indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780521760454
ISBN-10: 0521760453
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 28th October 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.53