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February 6th, 2017

Music and the Absolute

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

February 6th, 2017

Music and the Absolute

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Nimrod Borenstein/ Clélia Iruzun/ Adrian Moore 

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6.30 – 8pm | 6 February 2017
Shaw Library, LSE

Speakers
Nimrod Borenstein, Composer
Adrian Moore, Professor of Philosophy, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford

Pianist
Clélia Iruzun

Chair
Catherine Audard, Chair, Forum for European Philosophy Fellow; Visiting Fellow, LSE

In the film Amadeus, Mozart remarks that ‘his composition has the exact amount of notes’, hinting at some kind of Absolute. For contemporary composer Nimrod Borenstein, there is only one solution: the right number of notes at the right place, as if his music had always existed. Are there philosophical arguments that support such claims? We bring together a composer, a pianist, a piano, and a philosopher to explore this question.

Image credit: Peter Greenwood

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Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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