Musique, propriétés expressives et émotions

Abstract : What is the relation between music and emotions (including expressive properties and auditor's emotions) ? It is the principal question of this study. This problem is inside a long tradition of dispute and discussion which had fed scientifical disciplines like philosophy, sociology, psychology, musicology, cognitive sciences, etc., as well as experiences of musical doers (musicians, audience, compositors, musical critics, dancers...). So it was very important to give a way in this issue and a specific contribution to it. The first part is about musical ontology, through a detailed study on the numerous kinds of musical works (classical, traditional, jazz, popular, etc.). The second part is about musical expression of emotions : what does it mean to ascribe expressive properties to music ? Finally, the third part is about musical understanding, with the opposition between cognitivism and emotivism. What is developped here counters traditional views. It is generally admitted that aesthetic statements which ascribe expressive properties to musical works do not have ontological involvments nor truth conditions. At the opposite, I argue for the extrinsic reality of expressive properties (there are not mind projections, figures of speech, or intrinsic physical properties). Therefore, this study supports aesthetic realism and takes the risk to combine it with a fostering immanentist ontology and a rational emotivism.
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Sandrine Guillermic Darsel. Musique, propriétés expressives et émotions. Philosophie. Université Nancy 2, 2007. Français. ⟨NNT : 2007NAN21008⟩. ⟨tel-01752800⟩

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