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The Cross Relationship Between Music Philosophy and Music Aesthetics

Hequn Wang


There are both differences and connections between music aesthetics and music philosophy. They can not be equated, but their subordinate relationship and cross relationship must be recognized As the product of human spiritual culture, music provides philosophers with a huge space for philosophical thinking and interpretation The mainstream of music aesthetics is directly related to the proposal of modern "art of beauty" and the establishment of aesthetic discipline. With the subversion of music to beauty in the 20th century, some philosophical aestheticians gave up the value appeal of taking beauty as music monism Pay more attention to the philosophical issues of music Music aesthetics and music philosophy pay attention to human music activities from the perspective of both coincidence and emphasis. There is no need to replace music aesthetics with music philosophy. The significance of the research lies in the essence rather than the name.In recent years, the academic circles have been controversial about the relationship between music aesthetics and music philosophy. This paper attempts to start with the concept, then involve the subject content, compare and analyze the differences between the two disciplines, and finally come to the conclusion that music aesthetics and music philosophy have both similarities and differences. To some extent, the two have subordination and cross relationship.


Aesthetics; Philosophy; Music Aesthetics; Philosophy of Music

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v6i3.4260