Journals Higher Education




Published: 12 February 2015

320 Pages | 11


ISBN: 9780195098716

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Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

Kendall L. Walton

  • Collects essays on issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, and existence from acclaimed philosopher Kendall L. Walton
  • Emphasizes similarities between music and poetry, lyric poetry especially
  • Proposes that an important function of much poetry is to provide readers with words to express themselves
  • Abandons the author's previous account of fictionality