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Author Pelosi, Francesco.

Title Plato on music, soul and body / Francesco Pelosi ; translated by Sophie Henderson
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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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
Summary 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 detail how Plato conceives of the musical experience and its influence on intelligence, passions and perceptions, it illuminates the intersection of cognitive and emotional functions in Plato's philosophy of mind
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-212) and indexes
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Subject Plato -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Henderson, Sophie.
ISBN 0511778392 (electronic bk.)
0511915179 (electronic bk.)
0511918941 (electronic bk.)
9780511778391 (electronic bk.)
9780511915178 (electronic bk.)
9780511918940 (electronic bk.)