Some Remarks on “Hearing-as” and its Role in the Aesthetics of Music
Starting from the context in which Wittgenstein thinks of the concepts of “seeing-as” and “hearing-as”, the basic relation
is clarified between the question of representation, musical understanding, and the theory of musical expressiveness. The
points of views of Wollheim, Scruton, Levinson, and Ridley are discussed, in a re-consideration of the notions of hearing
and understanding within Wittgenstein’s “last philosophy”.