Christopher Grey

Open University

Thesis title: A theological aesthetic of musical beauty, drawing on the notion of Poetic Knowledge in the work of Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain.

I critique the way that forces culminating in the scientific worldview set the mind against questions of aesthetic perception and beauty when forming knowledge. I am exploring the notion of musical beauty within a philosophical (and theological) framework, and developing an aesthetic that is historically sensitive, orthodox, and which survives postmodern scepticism.

Supervised by Sophie-Grace Chappell, Martin Clarke

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