Music seems to convey a transcultural ideal and can readily be conceived of as expressing a universal language – a language liberated of all linguistic particularism and sociocultural divisions – which can speak directly to the soul and senses of every person. It would thus be quite natural to include music in any search for absolute communication and understanding. Music also contributes to the pursuit of world peace, since the pacifying quality of its resonant harmonies can serve as a metaphor for harmony between human beings and can foster spiritual communion.This article explores the different aspects of such a utopia, along with the merits and limits of the philosophical presuppositions that underlie it.
- universal language
- world peace