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21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / a. Music

[philosophical aspects of music]

8 ideas
Music is a knowledge of love in the realm of harmony and rhythm [Plato]
Music has harmony like the soul, and serves to reorder disharmony within us [Plato]
Music charms, although its beauty is the harmony of numbers [Leibniz]
Without music life would be a mistake [Nietzsche]
An interpretation adds further properties to the generic piece of music [Wollheim]
Music is not representational, since thoughts about a subject are never essential to it [Scruton]
One false note doesn't make it a performance of a different work [Simons]
Music is too definite to be put into words (not too indefinite!) [Davies,S]