Davies, Stephen
October 2012
Monist;Oct2012, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p535
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis of the enterprise of defining music and reviews some proposed definition. The author notes that philosophers have not shown much interest in the definition of music, perhaps due to success in the identification of music. Jerrold Levinson, with the goal of defining music as an art, proposes that music is sounds that a person has temporarily organized for an enriching or intensifying experience through active engagement with sounds primarily regarded as sounds.


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