Thursday, March 22, 2012

Colloquium: Tiger Roholt

The Bucknell Philosophy Department is pleased to present a talk by Tiger Roholt, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Montclair State University on

"A Phenomenological Approach to Musical Subtlety"

Friday, March 30th: 3:30–5PM
Walls Lounge (213 Elaine Langone Center)

Abstract: How can we understanding the experiential richness of a guitar tone? — or the effect of a note performed slightly high by a violinist? — or the effect of a vocalist singing a certain word slightly late? By drawing upon Maurice Merleau-Ponty's account of subtle visual perceptions, Roholt takes issue with analytic accounts of subtle music perception put forward by philosophers such as Diana Raffman and Daniel Dennett.

We look forward to seeing you there!