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Elementy rytmu
Elements of Rhythm

Author(s): Arystoksenos z Tarentu
Contributor(s): Anna Maria Laskowska (Translator)
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Ancient Philosphy
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Aristoxenus; rhythm; matter of rhythm; primary time; order; foot; ratio

Summary/Abstract: Aristoxenus Elements of Rhythm is the oldest preserved scientific treaty onrhythm. Till our times survived only the second book, but also this one is incomplete. Aristoxenus, as a devoted student of Aristotle, makes use of Aristotelian notions andmethods of inquiry extensively. He introduces the distinction between matter of rhythm (rhythmizomenon) and rhythmical form (rhythmos), as well as makes parallels between Aristotelian theory of time, creating, moreover, a new notion of the smallest time-unit, which he call protos chronos.

  • Issue Year: 61/2016
  • Issue No: 61
  • Page Range: 347-356
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish