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The ambivalence of the music in Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Author(s):
Leonardo Canuto de Barros
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Luiz Fernando Batista Franklin de Matos; Jacira de Freitas; Maria das Gracas de Souza
Advisor: Luiz Fernando Batista Franklin de Matos
Abstract

The purpose of this masters thesis is to investigate the ambivalence of music in Jean-Jacques Rousseau\'s theory. The philosopher argues, at the same time, about the natural features of the symphony, which give it the energetic accent responsible for moving the feelings of the listener, and about the artificial aspects that are resulting from morality required for music to be significant indeed. This reconciliation between the rational elements (harmony) and pathetic (melody) strengthens the combat against Rameaus theory. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/03885-8 - Feelings and reason in Rousseau
Grantee:Leonardo Canuto de Barros
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master