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Plato on music, soul and body

Author: Francesco Pelosi; Sophie Henderson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Plato's reflection on the relationship between soul and body has attracted scholars' attention since antiquity. Less noted, but worthy of consideration, is Plato's thought on music and its effects on human beings. This book adopts an innovative approach towards analysing the soul-body problem by uncovering and emphasising the philosophical value of Plato's treatment of the phenomenon of music. By investigating in  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Pelosi, Francesco.
Plato on music, soul and body.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)610831362
Named Person: Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Pelosi; Sophie Henderson
ISBN: 9780511918940 0511918941 9780511915178 0511915179 9780511778391 0511778392
OCLC Number: 695358583
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 228 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half-title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Music and philosophy --
Platos philosophy of mind --
Platos philosophy of music --
A journey through music and philosophy --
Chapter 1 Musical education of sensibility --
Music in early childhood and musical education --
The theory of thos and musical mimesis --
Chapter 2 Moving to music: a therapy for the rational soul --
The alliance of music and soul --
Music for thinking --
Chapter 3 Musical education of rationality --
Harmonics beyond sound --
Moving towards a science of harmony --
Chapter 4 Music in the body and soul --
Acoustic phenomena and perceptive mechanisms --
Sounds and voices in the dialogues --
Physics, physiology and psychology: sound and perception --
Physics, physiology and psychology: concord and perception --
The musicality of the psychic structure --
The soul, harmony of corporeal elements --
The soul, harmony of psychic elements: breaking up and musical reassembly of the psych --
The soul, harmony of Being, Same and Different: musical multiplicity in the rational psych --
Conclusion --
References --
Index Locorum --
General Index.
Responsibility: Francesco Pelosi ; translated by Sophie Henderson.

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