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Representation

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198167273
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598371 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019816727X.003.0005
Representation

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Develops a Fregean theory of representation, and argues that music is not a representational art, and that any attempt to treat it as such involves a fundamental mistake about the nature of musical understanding.

Keywords: Frege; music; musical understanding; representation; representational art

Chapter.  8787 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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