• Martyn Evans
Part of the Swansea Studies in Philosophy book series (SWSP)


This is as good an example as any of the circumscription that is generally made of the problem of musical expression. That is, it is generally assumed that if anything needs explaining, it is the connection between music (the food of love) and the emotions it expresses on the one hand, and the way we perceive and understand that expression on the other.


Direct Expression Emotional Quality Musical Work Empirical Objection Emotion Term 
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  1. 14.
    Huw Morris-Jones, ‘The Language of Feeling’, Br. J. Aesthetics, Vol. 2, 1962, 18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 24.
    Ronald Hepburn, ‘Emotions and emotional qualities: some attempts at analysis’, Br. J. Aesthetics, Vol. 1, 1961, 256.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martyn Evans
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  1. 1.Centre for Philosophy and Health CareUniversity College of SwanseaWalesUK

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