Analysis 81 (1):14-18 (2021)

Zachary Ferguson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Markosian presents an argument against certain theories of time based on the aesthetic value of music. He argues that turning a piece of music sideways in time destroys its intrinsic value, which would not be possible if the Spacetime Thesis were true. In this paper I show that sideways music poses no problems for any theory of time by demonstrating that turning a piece of music sideways does not affect its intrinsic value. I do this by appealing to spatial analogies that highlight the similarities between spatial and temporal rotations.
Keywords Spacetime  B-Theory  A-Theory  Dynamic theory of time  Music  Aesthetic value  Art
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anaa026
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