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Music 829C: Bibliography of Research Approaches in Systematic Musicology

General Issues

Cook, Nicholas. (1990). Music, Imagination, and Culture. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Huron, David. (1999). On the foundations of field-appropriate methodologies The Humanities and Sciences reconsidered. In Foundation Lectures in Music Cognition. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Roberts, Clayton. (1996). The Logic of Historical Explanation. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Temperley, David. (2000). The question of purpose in music theory: Description, suggestion, and explanation. Current Musicology.

Philosophy of Science

Agassi, Joseph. (1975). Science in Flux. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Co.

Ayer, Alfred J. (1936). Language, Truth and Logic. London: Victor Gollantz.

Chalmers, Alan F. (1999). What is This Thing Called Science? St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 3rd edition.

Duhem, Pierre. (1905). La Théorie Physique: Son Objet, Sa Structure. Paris: Marcel Rivière; 2nd edition, 1914. Translated by P.P. Wiener as: The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1954; reprinted New York: Atheneum, 1962, 1977.

Feyerabend, Paul. (1975). Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge. London: Verso Editions 7.

Gell-Mann, Murray. (1994). The Quark and the Jaguar. New York: W.H. Freeman.

Gellner, Ernest. (1974). Legitimation of Belief. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Glashow, Sheldon & Ginsparg, Paul. (1986). Desperately seeking superstrings. Physics Today, May 1986, p.7. Gleick, James. (1987). Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin Books.

Gould, S.J. (1978). Sociobiology: The art of storytelling. New Scientist, Vol. 80, pp. 530-533).

Hattiangadi, Jagdish N. (1983). A methodology without methodological rules. In: R. Cohen & M. Wartofsky (eds.), Language, Logic, and Method. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Co., pp. 103-151.

Horgan, John. (1996). The End of Science: Facing the limits of knowledge in the twilight of the scientific age. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publisher.

Kuhn, Thomas S. (1962/1970). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Laudan, Larry. (1977). Progress and Its Problems: Towards a Theory of Scientific Growth. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Lewontin, R.C. (1991). Biology as Ideology. Concord, Ontario: Anansi Press and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Natoli, Joseph. (1997). A Primer to Postmodernity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Pagels, Heinz. (1998). The Dreams of Reason. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Polany, Michael. (1962). Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Popper, Karl. (1934/1959). Logik der Forschung. Vienna, 1934. Trans. as The Logic of Scientific Discovery. New York: Basic Books, 1959.

Plotkin, Henry. (1994). Darwin Machines and the Nature of Knowledge. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Quine, Willard Van. (1953). From a Logical Point of View. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Rosen, D.E. (1982). Telostean interrelationships, morphological function and evolutionary inference. American Zoologist, Vol. 22, pp. 261-273.

Rosenhan, D.L. (1973). On being sane in insane places. Science, Vol. 179 (Issue 4070) pp. 250-258.

Seay, Albert. (1975). Music in the Medieval World. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc.

Webb, E.J., Campbell, D.T., Schwartz, R.D., Sechrest, R., and Grove, J.B. (1981). Nonreactive Measures in the Social Sciences. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2nd edition.

Scientific Method

Cozby, Paul C. (1989). Methods in Behavioral Research, Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 4th edition.

Neyman, J. and Pearson, E.S. (1928 On the use and interpretation of certain test criteria for purposes of statistical inference. Biometrika, A, Vol. 20, pp. 175-240,263-294.

Neyman, J. and Pearson, E.S. (1967). Joint Statistical Papers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Research Techniques

Huron, D. (1991a). Tonal consonance versus tonal fusion in polyphonic sonorities. Music Perception, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 135-154.

Huron, D. (1993). A derivation of the rules of voice-leading from perceptual principles. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Vol. 93, No. 4, p. S2362.

Huron, D. (1994). Interval-class content in equally-tempered pitch-class sets: Common scales exhibit optimum tonal consonance. Music Perception, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 289-305.

Huron, D. & Sellmer, P. (1992). Critical bands and the spelling of vertical sonorities. Music Perception, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 129-149.

Pierce, John R. (1968). Attaining consonance in arbitrary scales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, p. 249.


Gardner, Howard. (1987). The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Kameoka, A. & Kuriyagawa, M. (1969a). Consonance theory, part I: Consonance of dyads. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 1451-1459.

Kameoka, A. & Kuriyagawa, M. (1969b). Consonance theory, part II: Consonance of complex tones and its computation method. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 1460-1469.

Mashinter, Keith (1995). Discrepancies in theories of sensory dissonance arising from the models of Kameoka & Kuriyagawa and Hutchinson & Knopoff. Bachelor of Applied Mathematics and Bachelor of Music joint thesis, University of Waterloo.

Simpson, Jasba (1994). Cochlear modeling of sensory dissonance and chord roots. Master of Applied Science thesis, University of Waterloo.

Makeig, S. (1982). Affective versus analytic perception of musical intervals. In M. Clynes (ed.), Music, Mind and Brain: the Neuropsychology of Music. New York: Plenum.

Nesse, R.M. (1991). What good is feeling bad? The evolutionary benefits of psychic pain. The Sciences, Nov./Dec. 1991, pp. 30-37.

Auxilliary Materials

Cacioppo, J.T., Petty, R.P. Losch, M.E., & Kim. H.S. (1986). Electromyographic activity over facial muscle regions can differentiate the valence and intensity of affective reactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 50, pp. 260-268.

Dimberg, Ulf. (1987). Facial reactions and autonomic activity to auditory stimuli with high and low intensity. Psychophysiology, Vol. 24, p. 586.

Dimberg, Ulf. (1989). Perceived unpleasantness and facial reactions to auditory stimuli. Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala Psychological Reports, No. 414.

Ekman, P. (1973). Cross-cultural studies of facial expressions. In P. Ekaman (ed.), Darwin and facial expression. New York: Academic Press, pp. 169-222.

Orlebeke, J.F., & Feij, J.A. (1979). The orienting reflex as a personality correlate. In H.D. Kimmel, E.H. van Olst, & J.F. Orlebeke (eds.), The orienting reflex in humans. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, pp. 567-585.

Ridgeway, D., & Hare, R.D. (1981). Sensation seeking and psychophysiological responses to auditory stimulation. Psychophysiology, Vol. 18, pp. 613-618.

Zuckerman, M. (1994). Impulsive unsocialized sensation seeking: The biological foundations of a basic dimension of personality. In J.E. Bates & T.D. Wachs (eds.) Temperament: Individual Differences at the Interface of Biology and Behavior. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 219-255.

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