Critical thinking and philosophy of music

Course Information
TitleΜουσική, φιλοσοφία και κριτική σκέψη / Critical thinking and philosophy of music
CodeΙΠ2012
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013873

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600124847
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
- Familiarise themselves with basic terms and key methods in the philosophy of music - Develop methodic skills for research, argumentation and communication - Become aware of, and sensitive towards, the relativities of musical experience; develop critical approaches towards the applications of different value systems
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers a basic overview of the breadth of philosophical, aesthetic and hermeneutic approaches to music, as shaped from antiquity up to the present day. Fostering an active context for group dialogue, we will tackle questions such as: -What can be considered music and what is not music? On what grounds do we define a musical ontology, and how flexible are these grounds? -How is a musical work defined and recognized? How objective or stable are its "ingredients"? -How and by whom is the history of musical works constructed? -How is it conserved and developed? -How are the concepts of musical time and space sensed and/or apprehended? - What can music express, and how? - How is music related to language, oral and written? - To what extent could music be considered an autonomous language? In asking these questions, we will turn to significant musico-philosophical texts where these are addressed and unpacked, and we will trace the development of these problematics in parallel with developments in music history and musicology.
Keywords
philosophy, aesthetics, criticism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures260.9
Reading Assigment642.1
Written assigments280.9
Exams30.1
Total1214.0
Student Assessment
Description
Preparation and contribution to class on a weekly basis (50%) and written essay with oral debate-style presentation in the context of a group discussion during the final week of classes (50%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
L. GOEHR. 2005. ΤΟ ΦΑΝΤΑΣΤΙΚΟ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΩΝ ΕΡΓΩΝ. ΑΘΗΝΑ: ΕΚΚΡΕΜΕΣ. Ν. HEINICH. 2014. ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ. ΑΘΗΝΑ: ΠΛΕΘΡΟΝ.
Additional bibliography for study
Κείμενα προς συζήτηση αναρτώνται ανά δύο εβδομάδες στο e-learning μαθήματος. Προτεινόμενη επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία για γενική μελέτη & αναφορά: • Δ. Στεφάνου, “Εισαγωγή στη Φιλοσοφική και Κριτική Θεώρηση της Μουσικής” στο E. Nίκα – Σαμψών (επιμ.) Εισαγωγή στη Μουσικολογία (υπό έκδοση) • M. Tσέτσος, Στοιχεία και Περιβάλλοντα της Μουσικής: Μια φιλοσοφική εισαγωγή στη μουσικολογία (Fagotto, 2012) • Μ. Τσέτσος, Η Μουσική στη Νεότερη Φιλοσοφία: από τον Kant στον Adorno (Αλεξάνδρεια, 2012) • L.Goehr et al. [2001], "Philosophy of music." Στο Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/52965 • S. Davies, Themes in the Philosophy of Music (Oxford University Press, 2003) • Π. Καϊμάκης, Φιλοσοφία και Μουσική: Η μουσική στους Πυθαγόρειους, τον Πλάτωνα, τον Αριστοτέλη και τον Πλωτίνο (Μεταίχμιο, 2004) ➢ Dictionary of the History of Ideas (http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=DicHist/uvaBook/tei/DicHist1.xml;brand=default;;query=Dictionary%20of%20the%20History%20of%20Ideas) ➢ Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (https://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html)
Last Update
11-12-2018