Workshop: Music and Ethics

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

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College of Staten Island (CUNY)
Georgia Institute of Technology

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*Extended Deadline*

March 1, 2024

Music and ethics each draw on capacities (e.g., intentionality, empathy, agency) which are older and deeper than the theoretical frameworks which account for them, older even than language itself. Can parallels be drawn between music and ethics? Do music and ethics have a common root?Or are they at least intertwined in some way?

This workshop aims to draw connections between music and ethics, especially in terms of pre-linguistic cognition.Topics which might include:

The experience of temporality and rhythm

Bodily aspects of music and of social interaction generally, including gesture

Music and ethics as structuring interpersonal relationships

The role of rehearsal in gaining musical and ethical capabilities

Interdisciplinary contributions are welcome, including perspectives fromphilosophy, cognitive science, musicology, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, neurology, and other related fields.

The workshop is in-person only.

May 17-19, 2024

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

We invite submissions of abstracts on topics related to music and ethics. Abstracts must be anonymized and no longer than 300 words. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024. Please send your abstract to [email protected]. In the body of the message indicate your name and institutional affiliation.

We encourage submissions from graduate students and early career researchers, and funding may be available to support their participation in the workshop.

Full papers are to be submitted by May 1, 2024,for distribution to workshop participants. During the workshop, presentations should be brief and predicated on the assumption that participants have already read the paper itself. Emphasis should then be on discussion.

The event is organized by Robert Kirkman(School of Public Policy,Georgia Institute of Technology) and Rachel Elliott (Department of Philosophy, CUNY-College of Staten Island). Please contact the organizers if yourequire further information.

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