Harmonia, Melos and Rhytmos. Aristotle on Musical Education

Ancient Philosophy 36 (2):409-424 (2016)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
In this paper, I reconstruct the reasons why Aristotle thinks that musical education is important for moral education. Musical education teaches us to enjoy appropriately and to recognize perceptually fine melodies and rhythms. Fine melodies and rhythms are similar to the kind of movements fine actions consist in and fine characters display. By teaching us to enjoy and recognise fine melodies and rhythms, musical education can train us to recognize and to take pleasure in fine actions and characters. Thus, musical education can, up to a point, lead us toward the actions and character dispositions a virtuous life requires.
Categories
PhilPapers/Archive ID
CAGHMA
Revision history
Archival date: 2019-05-08
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Aristotle on Vice.Müller, Jozef

View all 19 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2016-11-09

Total views
67 ( #30,020 of 41,612 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
33 ( #18,691 of 41,612 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.