Al-Farabi's philosophy of music "The Legality of Music"
Central Asian Journal of Art Studies
This article's approach is to acquire Al Farabi's point of view on the philosophy of music. Under the heading of Farabi's music philosophy, we determine that music is not just about art and entertainment. For this reason, he carried the theme to a higher level in terms of science and philosophy with his proof method studies. First of all, we aimed to discover the traces of Farabi's inquiry method from his works. A philosopher and musician, Abu Nasr Al Farabi, wrote on the perfect city, logic,
... fect city, logic, astronomy, linguistics, politics, mathematics, geometry, medicine, optic, philosophy, and music, known as the 'second teacher', the first being Aristotle. This investigation contributes to practical and theoretical music proposing formation in the context of correlation. From this perspective, a musical system's consistency level relies on a sense-perception, a method of relevant indications within other comparable and correlated systems. This inquiry analyzes correlations' modalities, exploring their general and particular attributes and their operational bounds. This article evaluated the description of meaning from one cognitive domain to another mental part, such as from mathematics to music or astronomy or psychology correlated with music science. Approaching music science with dimension and paradigm determined the requirement for detailed music research in science and measurement criteria. His book 'Ihsa', which describes the nature and enumeration of science in philosophy and science classification, was recognized in the Middle Ages. However, 'Musiqa' tops the list of Arab theoretical studies and has had a remarkable impact on later Arab music theory.