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The Epistemic Value of Music

In: Organon F, vol. 28, no. 2
Marina Bakalova
Rok, strany: 2021, 303 - 325
Jazyk: eng
Kľúčové slová:
Cross-modal congruence; knowledge as success from abil- ity; musical expressiveness; phenomenal concepts.
Typ článku: Research Article
O článku:
Assuming that music can be expressive, I try to answer the question whether musical expressiveness has epistemic value. The article has six parts. In the first part, I provide examples of what music can express. I suggest that it can express inner states with phenomenal character. In the second part, I build up an argument in favor of the claim that, granted its expressiveness, music can convey conceptual content which is not verbal, and which cannot be expressed verbally. This conclusion is limited to concepts like lyrical, nostalgic, melancholy, joyful, distressful etc. In the third part, I explain what musical expressive content is, in contrast and by analogy to, propositional content. In the fourth part, I apply Mitchell Green’s multispace model of artistic expression to music. I argue that Green’s theory of expression provides a powerful explanation of how a musical sequence can express states with phenomenal character. In the fifth part, I use that model to define adequacy conditions for musical expressive ascriptions. In the last part, I attempt to explain musical knowledge by combining Green’s multi-space model with Sosa-style virtue epistemology.
Ako citovať:
ISO 690:
Bakalova, M. 2021. The Epistemic Value of Music. In Organon F, vol. 28, no.2, pp. 303-325. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28203

Bakalova, M. (2021). The Epistemic Value of Music. Organon F, 28(2), 303-325. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28203
O vydaní:
Vydavateľ: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Publikované: 24. 5. 2021
Verejná licencia:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0)