Monthly Archives: 09/2016

The mathematician and the wolf

Despite having different etymologies, the first one referring to the quest for knowledge and the second taking place by means of inspiration, Mathematics and Music harmonize with each other as curiously connected subjects. While it is possible to find people who receive inspiration as well as musical compositions without knowing theories, how to read musical scores and let alone fractions and logarithms, it is widely known that almost every kind of music may be transcribed into codes which ultimately, as a rule, represent numbers. Moreover, there are even those who know the mathematics inherent to encoding and are able to “read” any piece of transcribed music, although not having any talent whatsoever for singing or playing instruments. Just like the legendary poet Orpheus (and his followers), Pythagoras has not only taught religious doctrines, such as metempsychosis, but has also been interested in music
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The assimilation of the tragic: Hume and Lessing

This paper aims, in a synthetic manner, identify that coincident point in order to understand how both authors thought the “assimilation of the tragic”. Hoping that this questioning may help us to enquire our contemporary tragic society.
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