TITLE

A Comparison between the Philosophies of Confucius and Plato as Applied to Music Education

AUTHOR(S)
Wong, Marina
PUB. DATE
September 1998
SOURCE
Journal of Aesthetic Education;Fall98, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article compares Confucius' and Plato's ideas about music education as recorded in the Analects and the Republic. Plato stated that education is a means to improve a person's moral quality, for "the bent given by education will determine the quality of later life." He added that by studying literature and music, persons are "nurtured and trained to know their own true functions, and they form the greater part of each man's soul." On the other hand, Confucius ideas have influenced Chinese society for over 2,000 years and have formed the foundation of thinking among the Chinese people. Moreover, students of Confucius were expected to learn the "Six Arts," which include rites, music, archery, and chariot-driving.
ACCESSION #
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