Description
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MUSICAL SCIENCE
** available as of 06/30/2021
This seminar explores historical and philosophical questions concerning music as a form of knowledge in the history of Western civilization (with some ethno-musicological excursuses relatively beyond). These questions include (but are not limited to): The emergence of music theory in antiquity; the role of music in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century; the relation between music as a science and musical aesthetics; music and mathematics; music and cognition in humans and animals; the foundations of modern psychoacoustics; the nature of harmony. We will engage in both theoretical and empirical inquiry and design experiments in the domain of sound and music perception and esthetics
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2880
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus