MUSC U7643X Seminar in Music: Philosophy of Music

45 hours; 3 credits

Critical examination of philosophical issues pertaining to music. Consideration of such issues as: the definition or concept of music, the ontology of music, musical meaning and understanding, musical expressiveness and arousal, musical representation, musical performance and authenticity of performance, the power and value of music, and the aesthetics of jazz, rock, and popular music. Classical and contemporary philosophers. This course is the same as Philosophy 7512X.

Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or one course in music or permission of the chairperson of Philosophy or Music.


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