Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198167273
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598371 | DOI:

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Music is not representational; nevertheless, it has expressive content, and one of the perennial puzzles of musical aesthetics is to show what that means and why it is important. Certain intuitions about the matter are expounded and systematized, and tests laid down that any theory of expression must pass. In particular, expression must be connected to musical understanding: it is part of what is understood by the person who understands what he hears.

Keywords: expression; expressive content; musical aesthetics; musical understanding

Chapter.  13219 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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