In this course we will investigate several philosophical issues raised by music, from the question of what exactly music is, through the nature of various musical objects (works, performances, recordings), to how we should approach music, and what its value is. Throughout we will question how far the theories we discuss can be applied beyond their (typical) application to Western classical music. Students will be expected to bring their experience- as composers, performers, and listeners- to bear on the issues we discuss. (Also listed as PHIL 3458.) (Offered every other year). Prerequisite: Any course in Philosophy or MUSC 1301 or MUSC 1203 or consent of instructor
4 credits
Upper Division
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