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KICA Franz Li 4. Analysis Analysis the relationship between music and society. The great philosopher Plato once said “If you want to measure the spiritual  depth of society, make sure to mark it is music”.  Music, since it was born in the primitive communes, it has an influence and  effecting on the community and people; from the beginning of the era of its  birth, people realized that music has an invisible mental strength and power  impact and impress the whole society at all times. It has the power to express, convey strong emotions, affects individuals and  societies. Back to the pre-Qin period in China, the most famous philosopher,  Confucius asserts:” Transforms social traditions, there is nothing better than  music”, which means if you want to do some change something or make an  innovate on the society; to start with music is a good way. Another philosopher  Mencius also remarked that” music is more specific about what it expresses  than words written about those expressions could ever be.” Through these two  great philosopher’s wisdoms, we can see As early as in the past several  thousand years, people has already realize the essence of music, it can sum  up with “ role in the society, impact on people, the guidance of the social  vogue and play an important role of the cultivation of moral and ethic.”
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Western civilization had also discovered it. Around the 5th century BC, ancient  Greek philosophers were also observed and taken note of the role of music;  they understood music as "purification". By the explanation of philosopher, this  "purification" means “purify society”, use music to educate people. Just like 
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 1010 taught by Professor Aandan during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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