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The Aesthetics of Music$
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Roger Scruton

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198167273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019816727X.001.0001

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Imagination and Metaphor

Imagination and Metaphor

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The Aesthetics of Music

Roger Scruton (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Develops an account of metaphor, in terms of the theory of imagination expounded in earlier works, and argues that there are metaphors that are indispensable to the formation of certain kinds of experience (e.g. the musical experience), and that these kinds of experience are therefore beyond the capacity of non‐rational beings.

Keywords:   imagination, metaphor, musical experience, non‐rational being, rationality

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