Philosophy and Music
The basic question of the paper is “What does music do?” Implicit in this question is also the question of how music does what it does. The assignment for the final paper is to provide a thorough, well-argued, well-supported response to these concerns.
Informing these concerns are three strains of thought we have discussed in class. The philosophers we have read have offered various of their own responses to these questions; the chapters from Kivy investigate the philosophical relationship between music and emotion; the chapters from Levitin investigate how the brain experiences music. These three strains of thought should provide support, points of comparison, and points of departure for your discussion.
But more than what these philosophers’ positions are, this paper is about your position. Your discussion should address how your position with regard to music is informed by or different than at least three of our philosophers (Plato, Hegel, Nietzsche, the chapter on Ideology, and Burke), should place your position somewhere on the spectrum of formalism to non-formalism that Kivy discusses, and also tie-in how your position is informed by Levitin’s presentation of the brain’s experience of music. Each time you reference one of these works (either by means of a direct quote or paraphrase), you must give a parenthetical citation: (author’s last name, page number). You ought also to use various specific examples from music you listen to as examples supporting your position.
The paper must be 6-9 double-spaced pages typed in a 12-point Times New Roman (or similar) font. While no sources outside sources are required, if you do choose to use one or more for any reason, they must be noted in a works cited page. If you do not present any outside sources no works cited page is required.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more