Contribution to Book
Since analytic aesthetics began, around 50 years ago, music has perhaps been the art most discussed by philosophers. The reasons for philosophers' attraction to music as a subject are obscure, but one element is surely that music, as a non-linguistic, non-pictorial, multiple-instance, performance art, raises at least as many questions about expression, ontology, interpretation and value as any other art—questions that often seem more puzzling than those raised by other arts.
Document Object Identifier (DOI)
Kathleen Stock, Katherine Thomson-Jones
Kania, A. (2008). New waves in musical ontology. In K. Stock & K. Thomson-Jones (Eds.), New waves in aesthetics (pp. 20-40). doi: 10.1057/9780230227453
New Waves in Aesthetics