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Dialogue on rhythm : entrainment and the dynamic thesis.

Hamilton, Andy and Macarthur, David and Squires, Roger and Tugby, Matthew and Wiseman, Rachael (2019) 'Dialogue on rhythm : entrainment and the dynamic thesis.', in The philosophy of rhythm : aesthetics, music, poetics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 15-42.


The advantages of the dialogue form—in particular, the advantage of openness—have been neglected in post-eighteenth-century philosophy. Unlike the currently dominant journal article form, the present dialogue neither arrives at, nor seeks to impose, a definite conclusion. Debate is left open. Knowledge in philosophy is dialogical. As love of wisdom, philosophy pursues truth via challenging dialogue, knowing that it needs opposing views to approach its aim. That aim is to arrive at truth, and the most fruitful debate can help one get there.

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Publisher statement:Hamilton, Andy, Macarthur, David, Squires, Roger, Tugby, Matthew & Wiseman, Rachael (2019). Dialogue on Rhythm: Entrainment and the Dynamic Thesis. In The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics. Cheyne, Peter, Hamilton, Andy & Paddison, Max New York: Oxford University Press. 15-42 reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press
Date accepted:22 November 2018
Date deposited:25 June 2020
Date of first online publication:27 November 2019
Date first made open access:27 November 2021

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