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Music and the making of modern science.

Author: Peter Pesic
Publisher: Cambridge : The MIT Press 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the natural science of ancient Greece, music formed the meeting place between numbers and perception; for the next two millennia, Pesic tells us in 'Music and the Making of Modern Science', "liberal education" connected music with arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy within a fourfold study, the quadrivium. Peter Pesic argues provocatively that music has had a formative effect on the development of modern science  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Pesic
ISBN: 9780262027274 0262027275
OCLC Number: 891031010
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2014 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Music & the Performing Arts, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers 2014
Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2015 2014
Description: 360 pages
Responsibility: Peter Pesic.

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A wide-ranging exploration of how music has influenced science through the ages, from fifteenth-century cosmology to twentieth-century string theory.  Read more...

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