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Transcript of Music

Statement of the Problem

This study aims to expose the idea of Stephen Davies about philosophy of music the Expression of Emotions in Music. Next to find out how music can play an important role in man’s question of meaning of life and existence.

An Exposition of Stephen Davies Philosophical Perspective on Expression of Emotion in Music and Its Relation to Human Existence.

May 28, 1950 in Wollongong, New South Wales in Australia.
professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland in New Zealand
He achieved his Bachelors of Art degree at University of Monash in Australia,
He studied in the same school for master’s degree
his Ph.D. in Birbeck University of London.

how does music express emotion?
How does it differ from a semantic system?
How do great works unify and reconcile the striking contrasts and differences presented at their surface?
What is Stephen Davies Concept of Expression of Emotion in music?
- is expressive of emotion because of resembling the way that emotions appear. It comes about when it resemblance in human behavior.
Music Expressiveness
Pure Music
is that stand alone music played or musical instruments excluding the human voice, and without words, literary titles or associated texts connection to it by its composer
It explains that the qualified listener imagines of the music that it presents a sequence of events, tragedy about a person who experiences emotion.
Appearance Emotionalism
that the expressiveness of a piece of music is an objective and literally possessed but response-dependent property of that piece
Hypothetical Emotionalism
because the ability of music expressiveness of emotion produces only certain emotions response in creature of an appropriate kind under suitable conditions.
It explains that man hears music as presenting the life or experiences of a persona (subject) to kinds of emotional events.
The Composer and Listener
“mirroring” response
the composer intentionally appropriates music’s expressive potential,
The Expression of Emotion in Music and its Relation in Human Existence
active participation
the way it thinks
Music literally expresses emotions is by identifying a person who experiences an emotion that is given in the expression in music
Literal = metaphoric
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