How are music and emotions connected?

Does music express our inner state?

Does it follow our behaviour?

Does it express the feelings of the artist who creates it?

How the views developed in this case and what was the subject of the biggest controversy?

All the matters above are explained by dr hab. Krzysztof Guczalski, from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, a music philosopher, mathematician and the author of books “Znaczenie muzyki. Znaczenia w muzyce” (Krakow 2002) and “Perspektywa: forma symboliczna czy naturalna? (Krakow 2012).


He studied theoretical mathematics, musicology and philosophy on the Krakow universities (master's degree in mathematics), Minneapolis (MA in philosophy) and Bonn. He received his doctorate and his habilitation at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, where he currently works; at the Department of Aesthetics. His research interests include the philosophy of music, aesthetics, and analytic philosophy, general theory of signs and meaning and theory of image. He is the author of books “Znaczenie muzyki – znaczenia w muzyce”, 1999 and ”Perspektywa. Forma symboliczna czy naturalna?” 2012. He is the editor of a book Filozofia muzyki. Studia, 2003. He is also the author of many articles in Polish, German and English; Among others in British Journal of Aesthetics and International Review of Aesthetics and Sociology of Music.

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