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What are Songs? What is Music? | Philosophy Tube ft. This Exists


March 17, 2017

Time for some aesthetics and metaphysics! Are songs sets, or abstract objects?
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Recommended Reading:
Amie Thomasson, “The Ontology of Art,” in The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics, 2004.
David Lewis, On The Plurality of Worlds.
Lee Walters, “Repeatable Artworks as Created Types,” in The British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 53, 2013
Jerrold Levinson, “What a Musical Work is,” 1990.
Julian Dodd, “Music Works as Eternal Types,” in The British Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 40, 2000.

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Music: ‘Epic Chiptune Thunderdome,’ ‘Chiptune Anthem One,’ ‘Get What you Need (Sans Vocals),’ ‘Digital Leapfrog,’ ‘My Little Medley,’ and ‘The Day I Die – Remastered’ by TechnoAxe –

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