Why does Plato hate the flute/aulos? And what does this have to do with women?
· by Robin James · in aulos, auylos, feminine, flute, gender, music, philosophy of music, Plato, women
These people, largely uneducated and unable to entertain themselves over their wine by using their own voices to generate conversation, pay premium prices for flute-girls and rely on the extraneous voice of the reed flute as background music for their…
Ancient Greek & Neoliberal Harmony Pt. 1: Sophrosyne as Proportion
· by Robin James · in ancient Greek philosophy, ancient philosophy, ethics, Foucault, music, music theory, neoliberalism, Plato, politics, Pythagoras
It seems like the ancient Greeks are actually kinda neoliberal in some ways. In Disagreement, Ranciere calls consensus democracy “the perfect realization” of Plato’s Republic, and, as Shannon Winnubst notes in her great new article in Foucault Studies(which everyone should…