Music and perception: a study in Aristoxenus

  title={Music and perception: a study in Aristoxenus},
  author={Andrew Barker},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  pages={9 - 16}
  • Andrew Barker
  • Published 1 November 1978
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
Familiar and important though Aristoxenus is to students of Greek music, philosophers, so far as I can judge, have not always given him a fair run for his money. No one would call him a great philosopher; but his arguments illuminate important aspects of the controversies of the late fourth century, and reflect light backwards onto the different views not only of music, but also of science in general, which had been held and argued over during the previous hundred years. Nor is he merely a… 


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