Publication details for Professor Andy HamiltonHamilton, 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.
- Publication type: Chapter in book
- ISSN/ISBN: 9780199347773
- DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0002
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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.