ABSTRACT. Boghossian states that an inference from the legitimacy of our emotional responses is not the only sort of evidence that we have for the existence of musical meaning. Robinson puts it that to describe music metaphorically is not the same thing as to treat a piece of music as itself a metaphor. Juchniewicz insists that the uniqueness of the musical listening experience makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly how music is perceived by the individual listener. Cross presents a three-dimension account of meaning in music in which biologically generic, humanly specific, and culturally enactive dimensions of the experience of music are delineated. Ford observes that all musical experience depends on the interweaving of the style of a particular piece of music and listeners’ familiarity with that style. (pp. 323–328)

Keywords: musical, meaning, listening, experience, listener, metaphor


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