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There are sayings from Socrates and Confucius, showing they had great respect of music. But were there philosophers who had the opposite views toward music?

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    While Plato was not altogether against music, he did insist that it be played in two only modes, which he considered character building; Ionian and Dorion.
    – user37981
    Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 22:12
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    it depends on how you define "philosopher". There are many religious figures around the world who consider certain types of music to be evil or of the devil... Commented Aug 6, 2020 at 22:43
  • @niels nielsen any philosopher who don't prohibit music because of religious taboos.
    – R S
    Commented Aug 7, 2020 at 2:38
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    Adorno famously hated the jazz music of his era. But he was, I think, also into twelve-tone serialism, so maybe an odd example... You might find The Dialectic of Pop interesting.
    – Joseph Weissman
    Commented Aug 10, 2020 at 22:10

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