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The Resource Music and the origins of language : theories from the French Enlightenment, Downing A. Thomas

Music and the origins of language : theories from the French Enlightenment, Downing A. Thomas

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Music and the origins of language : theories from the French Enlightenment
Title
Music and the origins of language
Title remainder
theories from the French Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Downing A. Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The search for the origins of language was one of the most pressing philosophical issues of the eighteenth century. What has often escaped notice, however, is the fact that music figures prominently in this search. This study analyses instances of thinking or reasoning about music and music theory as they appear within the logical and narrative structure of contemporary texts, including writings by Rousseau, Diderot, Rameau and Condillac. These can only be properly understood as part of an interdisciplinary project, as situated within a field of larger cultural issues and concerns. The author is interested in the ways in which music functions within this discursive framework to facilitate links between language and meaning, and between conceptions of an original society and an ideal social order
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Downing A
Dewey number
401
Index
index present
LC call number
P116
LC item number
.T47 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
P116
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in music history and criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Music and language
  • France
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Intellectual life
  • Language and languages
  • Music and language
  • France
  • Sprachursprung
  • Musiktheorie
  • Frankreich
Label
Music and the origins of language : theories from the French Enlightenment, Downing A. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Music and language -- Origins -- Music theory and the genealogy of knowledge in Condillac's Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines -- Music and original loss in Rousseau's Essai sur l'origine des langues -- Sensible sounds: music and theories of the passions -- Conclusion
Control code
48138561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511582608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138561
Label
Music and the origins of language : theories from the French Enlightenment, Downing A. Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Music and language -- Origins -- Music theory and the genealogy of knowledge in Condillac's Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines -- Music and original loss in Rousseau's Essai sur l'origine des langues -- Sensible sounds: music and theories of the passions -- Conclusion
Control code
48138561
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511582608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138561

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