The Moral Import of Pop Music

In a recent article for The American Roger Scruton argued that we should be selective of what music we should listen to because, he suggests, different music genres have a certain moral character that may alter that may in the course of time have a positive or negative impact on the moral development of listeners. Scruton claims that some of the terms we use to describe music (e.g. gentle, bold, etc.) indicate that we make a moral assessment of what is expressed by music. Additionally, just as our character is impacted by the kind of company we keep so it is also affected by the kind of music we listen to. Continue reading “The Moral Import of Pop Music”