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Christopher Peacocke's 'The Perception of Music'

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Unlike the grasp of metaphor in natural language, there is in music a patent confusion of roles between the 'tenor' and 'vehicle' of a metaphor: the expressive content configures the metaphorical understanding of a musical moment as much as the experience of the musical moment shapes how we perceive expressive content. This observation prompts consideration of a model (different from Peacocke's) in which a spiralling reciprocity of invertible metaphorical operations gives rise to the specific...

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10.1093/aesthj/ayp021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Music
Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS
Volume:
49
Issue:
3
Pages:
293-297
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-2842
ISSN:
0007-0904
URN:
uuid:e5f0e4dc-cc4d-49c3-a56c-1151fc3e808d
Source identifiers:
145667
Local pid:
pubs:145667
Language:
English

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