Philosophy and the Sound of Music

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK ‘MUSICAL ONTOLOGY: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED’ BY LISA GIOMBINI What is musical ontology, and why should we as philosophers address it, if ever? These two (different) questions constitute the Ariadne’s thread running throughout this whole book. They will take us down a path that will lead, issue after issue, from very specific questions on the nature and identity of musical works to the Minotaur of all major philosophical dilemmas: the subject-matter of metaphysics, the relation between ontology and history, the role of intuition as a... Read more →