How was Bartok’s philosophy around folk music and nationalism different than previous examples?

Reading response to reading from “Bela Bartok: The Father of Ethnomusicology” by David Taylor Nelson. How was Bartok’s philosophy around folk music and nationalism different than previous examples? How did his research as an early pioneer of ethnomusicology impact his compositions?

Explain and defend or critique one of the theories we have studied. This is a thesis defense essay

1)Explain and 2) defend or critique one of the theories we have studied. This is a thesis defense essay.
For example, you could explain social contract theory and argue it is the weakest theory for three reasons. Here are a couple other possibilities:

a) American Circumcision is wrong because…

b) Subjectivism is not a good explanation of morality because…

c) Although relativism seems plausible, it is actually false. It does not present a strong framework for understanding morality nor does it lead to the highest life possible for an individual. In this paper, I will…

D) Genital mutilation is morally wrong even though some cultures approve of it. It causes unnecessary suffering, is based on false factual claims, and…

E) The Milgram and Stanford Experiments can help one better understand human nature, the causes of evil, and how to reduce the amount of evil.

Write on any chapter in the book: ethical egoism, psychological egoism, social contract theory, relativism, stoicism, utilitarianism, deontology, natural law (even if we have not yet covered it). The goal is to deeply think about an ethical theory (e.g. identify and evaluate the major arguments for and against it) and then evaluate the theory. Is the theory true?