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The Metaphysics and Theology of Music

Version 1 : Received: 15 July 2021 / Approved: 19 July 2021 / Online: 19 July 2021 (08:34:14 CEST)

How to cite: Chira, V. The Metaphysics and Theology of Music. Preprints 2021, 2021070392. Chira, V. The Metaphysics and Theology of Music. Preprints 2021, 2021070392.


This article aims to analyze music from a philosophical and theological perspective, using the principles of multi- and transdisciplinary methodology. After a brief introduction, which presents the main moments in the history of the musical phenomenon, a first chapter addresses the metaphysical dimension of music in classical composers. The second chapter shows the position of philosophers towards music, starting with Pythagoras and ending with Schopenhauer. The third chapter focuses on music theology in general, but also on the theology and metaphysics of music to the French philosopher of Romanian origin, Emil Cioran, who, after Augustin and Schopenhauer, wrote probably the deepest pages on the ontology of music. The last chapter refers to to the archetypal character of music.


Music; Metaphisics; Theology; Philosophy; clasical music; religious music; mystic extasis; Archetype


Social Sciences, Anthropology

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