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P. CHEYNE, A. HAMILTON, M. PADDISON (EDS.).
PHILOSOPHY OF RHYTHM: AESTHETICS, MUSIC, POETICS
New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-19-934778-0

Title in the language of publication: P. CHEYNE, A. HAMILTON, M. PADDISON (EDS.).
PHILOSOPHY OF RHYTHM: AESTHETICS, MUSIC, POETICS
New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0-19-934778-0
Author: INETA KIVLE
Issue: HORIZON. Studies in Phenomenology.
Vol. 10, №1 (2021), 312-319
Language: English
Document type: Book review
DOI : 10.21638/2226-5260-2021-10-1-312-319 PDF (Downloads: 351)

Abstract
The review provides an outline of the collective monograph The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics, edited by Peter Cheyne, Andy Hamilton and Max Paddison, published by Oxford University Press, 2019. Concept of rhythm is analysed from different perspectives—philosophical, musicological and psychological. It considers a multidisciplinary approach and also includes both analytic and continental philosophical traditions. Rhythm is viewed as a pulse that is going through various metric structures including particular pieces of music, paintings, examples of poetry and philosophy. Twenty eight authors from the entire world discuss rhythm and specify definitions of rhythm. They try to give answers on crucial questions uniting experienced rhythm in philosophy and arts, thus giving an important contribution to rhythm studies. The book is organised thematically and based on different aspects of rhythm manifestations. The main questions of the research are as follows: How is rhythm experienced? Does rhythm necessarily involve movement? Why rhythm is so deeply rooted in human? How can static configurations be rhythmic? How does a rhythmic structure change from a stable pattern to a flexible texture? All these questions concern two interwoven issues common for the volume in general: immanence of rhythm to arts and human experience of it.

Keywords
rhythm, movement, time, space, art, philosophy, multidisciplinarity, aesthetics, experience.

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