Workshop in Philosophy of Music, Professor Jerrold Levinson

30 Sty, 2014; Aktualności Ogłoszenia Wykłady gościnne

„SZTUKA i FILOZOFIA” Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw is proud to announce the

Workshop in Philosophy of Music
28 April-16 May 2014
Institute of Philosophy
University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3
Warsaw, Poland
with invited lecture from:

prof. Jerrold Levinson
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of Maryland, USA

the author of Music, Art, and Metaphysics (1990), The Pleasures of Aesthetics (1996), Music in the Moment (1998), Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection, ed. (1998)

and workshop sessions with:

  • dr hab. Iwona Lindstedt (Institute of Musicology, University of Warsaw)
  • dr Michał Libera (sociologist, historian of part, writer)
  • Michał Nakoneczny (PhD candidate, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw)
  • dr Mateusz Salwa (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw)
  • dr Małgorzata A. Szyszkowska (Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw)

Students and PhD candidates from the University of Warsaw and Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw registered through USOS system can pass the workshop as a 15-hour, 1-ECTS course (see requirements:

All interested participants are welcome to register through the on-line registration form ( The workshop fee is 200 PLN/50 EUR. Prof. Levinson’s lecture is open with no attendance fee (free registration required).

The workshop is meant as an introduction to the field of philosophy of music – the philosophical domain of studies focused on the art of music and problems of its nature, structure and assessment. Moreover the area of Philosophy of Music focuses on musical time, space and the sound environment itself, researches the musicality behind other artistic phenomena and searches for the everyday musical quality of life.

Workshop in Philosophy of Music is an intensive course, consisting in the main lecture, 6 1,5-hour workshop sessions over 2 weeks together with discussion forum and online activities. In fact most readings and online activities will be available on the course website from February to June but the workshop meetings and all proper communication with lecturers will only take place during three weeks from 28th of April to 16th of May. During these three weeks there will be 6 workshop meetings introducing varied areas of problems, exploring questions and research topics. Lecturers will explain problems and invite student to presentations of the areas of research they themselves are passionate about.

The aim of this workshop is to explore the philosophy of music less as a historical field with major figures of the likes of Hegel, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Hanslick or Collingwood, although these classical philosophers and their texts are still points of departure for many contemporary theories, but to familiarise participants with literature that has been accumulated during more resent years of studies on music, its structure, its beauty and availability for human experience.

For further information please contact:
dr Małgorzata A. Szyszkowska at