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Jerrold Levinson “On the Concept of Music” 1990 “Jerrold Levinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland and Past President of the American Society for Aesthetics. He has been visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, University of London, University of Canterbury, Université de Rennes, and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. Levinson is the author of Music, Art, and Metaphysics , The Pleasures of Aesthetics , Music in the Moment and also editor of Aesthetics and Ethics and The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics .” 1) What is music? distinguish this question from: a) what kind of thing a piece of music is: its ontological or metaphysical category b) how we recognize something to be music: this is a psychological question asking for typical features of music c) what makes a piece of music good, great, or better: this is an evaluative question 2) definition #1: music is organized sound a) this is hardly sufficient: a jackhammer etc. b) #1A: can change to “humanly produced sound,” outcome of intentional activity i) but perhaps roars and chirps should be excluded for another reason: i.e.
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