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Philosophy of the Arts

Royal Conservatory

Philosophical Conversations on Music

Jazz and classical music

1. While listening to John Coltrane, this thought came up:jazz musicians play on a favourite instrument. And, sometimes, the instrument they pick does not really connect with them. [Multi-instumentalist Anthony…

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When is Philosophy?

The form of the question “When is Philosophy?” is intended. Every philosopher claiming to know what philosophy is will be confronted with others denying it. One thing they may all…

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The paradigm of art creation

The model for thinking about the creation of art that we shall be talking about in the next weeks, is this: the artist sees himself or herself confronted with ‘inert’…

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Welcome, musicians!

On the website of Philosophical Conversations. Philosophy for Music Students, you should be able to find all the information needed to successfully finish this course. In fact, the site consists…

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