The Value of Popular Music - An Approach from Post-Kantian Aesthetics
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Winner of the Outstanding Publication Award from the Popular Music Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory, 2017.
Brings a philosophical perspective to debates in popular music studies.
Provides a new defence of the aesthetic value of popular music.
Develops a unique philosophical approach to popular music which is informed by post-Kantian continental philosophy.
Alison Stone is Professor of European Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. She is the author of books on Hegel’s philosophy of nature, Luce Irigaray, feminist philosophy, and motherhood, and numerous articles on topics in continental philosophy. She edited the Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth Century Philosophy and is co-editing the Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy.
"This book outlines a persuasive esthetic of popular music rooted in the post-Kantian tradition, re-tools Adorno in order to allow his critique of popular music to be understood in relation to his wider authorship, and, most importantly, from the point of view of popular music scholarship, grounds that esthetic in an understanding of popular music ... ." (Stan Erraught, Popular Music and Society, Vol. 42 (4), 2019)
"This book stands as a powerful, and articulate, rejoinder to any lingering suspicion among philosophers that popular music lacks sophistication, beauty, or expressive power." (Michael Gallope, Popular Music, Vol. 38 (3) October, 2019)