Cover: Music and Meaning, from Harvard University PressCover: Music and Meaning in E-DITION

Music and Meaning

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674288942

Publication Date: 01/01/1932

100 pages

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

Among technical scholars the greatest confusion prevails regarding the problem of meaning. Elizabeth Woods has accordingly attempted a simplification through a comparison and synthesis of the divergent discussions of aestheticians, psychologists, and logicians. Through her more direct approach she finds logical and aesthetic meaning to be fundamentally identical in so far as both are instances of that structure which is a condition of all conscious experience. At the same time, she aims not only to define but to suggest what the status of meaning may be in relation to a wider metaphysical pattern. The relation of art, in particular of music, to science, logic, morality, and religion is discussed; as well as the relation of meaning to denotation, to value, and to substance.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene