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Musical Thinking

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay, which begins with a commentary on Wittgenstein's scattered remarks on musical understanding, poses the question of whether there is a distinctive, non-verbal form of thinking that music, ... More


Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art

John Sallis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734224
eISBN:
9780226734231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734231.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. The author exposes ... More


The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Lydia Goehr

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, ... More


After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm

Lydia Goehr

in The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Investigates the transition to a musical practice in which the focus was on the production of complete, discrete, original, and fixed products. It explores the development and consequences of the ... More


Sehnsucht, Music, and the Sublime

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that Sehnsucht, instrumental music, and the sublime can be seen as intersecting concepts that partake of a poetics and an aesthetics of indeterminacy in ... More


Music and Fantasy

Marshall Brown

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter starts with a discussion on Lawrence Kramer's book, Why Classical Music Still Matters. Kramer said that music imagines “an unbroken continuity in tradition.” This started the association ... More


Where Are We? Locations and Dis-locations

Bruce W. Wilshire

in The Much-at-Once

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268337
eISBN:
9780823272501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268337.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Europe aimed to colonize and subjugate the world. Dynamic expansion was in the air: Hegel called Napoleon the World Spirit on horseback and declared that Europe was the goal of history. Meanwhile, ... More


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