Some remarks on “hearing-as” and its role in the aesthetics of music

Topoi 28 (2):97-107 (2009)
Starting from the context in which Wittgenstein thinks of the concepts of “seeing-as” and “hearing-as”, the basic relation is clarified between the question of representation, musical understanding, and the theory of musical expressiveness. The points of views of Wollheim, Scruton, Levinson, and Ridley are discussed, in a re-consideration of the notions of hearing and understanding within Wittgenstein’s “last philosophy”.
Keywords Language and music  Seeing-as  Hearing-as  Understanding  Metaphor  Sound  Ekphrasis  Musical game
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-009-9053-8
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