A Sacred Bridge or an Unsteady Pontoon? – Some Communication Problems Between Philosophers and Musicians

  • Bojan Bujić
Keywords: Philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, linguistics, aesthetics of music, narrativity

Abstract

Philosophical discussion of music based on the principle that music is a form of language, encounters difficulties. Some aspects of music do tend towards language-like structures, while others pull away from them. If only the language model is upheld, then philosophical theories assume a prescriptive character, aiming to establish in an a priori manner which music has meaning (hence value) and which not. This problem is particularly acute in the Anglo-American tradition of anaytical philosophy.

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Published
2007-12-01
How to Cite
BujićB. (2007). A Sacred Bridge or an Unsteady Pontoon? – Some Communication Problems Between Philosophers and Musicians. Musicological Annual, 43(1), 11-19. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.43.1.11-19
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