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2. Achieving Harmony Through Music: A Comparison Between Ancient Greek and Chinese Thought

Published Online: 08 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 19 (2020) - Issue 1 (April 2020)
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2501-238X
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Abstract

Ancient Greek and Chinese philosophers held music as a fundamental component of education and deemed it effective in guiding students at gaining harmony within themselves and with one another. A quality music education was thus considered relevant in the Bildung of individuals, the preservation of the state, and the maintenance of harmony between heaven and earth. This study makes a comparison between the thought of Plato and his Greek predecessors on one side, and the one of Confucianism on the other, identifying fascinating similarities which offer a source of inspiration to modern educators.

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