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Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics

Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics

by Edward Rothstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226729541
Pages: 284
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2021-05-09
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One is a science, the other an art; one useful, the other seemingly decorative, but mathematics and music share common origins in cult and mystery and have been linked throughout history. Emblems of Mind is Edward Rothstein’s classic exploration of their profound similarities, a journey into their “inner life.” Along the way, Rothstein explains how mathematics makes sense of space, how music tells a story, how theories are constructed, how melody is shaped. He invokes the poetry of Wordsworth, the anthropology of Lévi-Strauss, the imagery of Plato, and the philosophy of Kant. Math and music, Rothstein shows, apply comparable methods as they create their abstractions, display similar ...