Sounding the virtual: Gilles deleuze and the theory and philosophy of music

Brian Hulse, Nick Nesbitt

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Abstract

It is the contention of the editors and contributors of this volume that the work carried out by Gilles Deleuze, where rigorously applied, has the potential to cut through much of the intellectual sedimentation that has settled in the fields of music studies. Deleuze is a vigorous critic of the Western intellectual tradition, calling for a 'philosophy of difference', and, despite its ambitions, he is convinced that Western philosophy fails to truly grasp (or think) difference as such. It is argued that longstanding methods of conceptualizing music are vulnerable to Deleuze's critique. But, as Deleuze himself stresses, more important than merely critiquing established paradigms is developing ways to overcome them, and by using Deleuze's own concepts this collection aims to explore that possibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)9780754667735
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities

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