The Development of Western Music Philosophy and Some Inspirations

Run-yang YU


This article probes into the basis for the conformation and development of western music philosophy : the philosophy background charactorized with dimidiate subject and object ; the analysis tradition regarded thinking method ; and the free and critical spirit flooded academic tradition. Based on these, we compare the western music philosophy and Chinese music philosophy and draw the conclusion that the development of modern Chinese music philosophy should be inspired from the developmental history of western music philosophy.
Key Words: Western Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Western Music Philosophy, Chinese Music Philosophy
Résumé Cet article traite le contexte philosophique caractérisé par la séparation du sujet d’avec l’object de la formation et le développement de la philosophie de la musique occidentale, attachant de l’importance à l’analyse des façons de penser traditionnelles et la tradition académique imprégnée de l’esprit de liberté et de critique. Par l’interprétation comparé des philosophies musicales occidentale et chinoise , le texte souligne que la construction et l’approfondissement de la philosophie musicale actuelle de la Chine doit s’inspirer de l’histoire du développement de celle de l’Occident.
Mots-clés: la philosophie occidentale, la philosophie chinoise, la philosophie musicale occidentale, la philosophie musicale chinoise
摘 要: 本文探討了西方音樂哲學賴以形成和發展的以主客體二分為特徵的哲學背景,重視分析傳統的思維方式,以及充滿自由與批判精神的學術傳統。在此基礎上,將西方音樂哲學和中國音樂哲學做了比較性的闡釋,從而強調中國當今音樂哲學的建設與深化應該從西方音樂哲學發展的歷史中得到應有的啟示。

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