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Serious: The Cultural Work of Classical Music and the Trap of Musical Sound

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Notable writings by Theodor W. Adorno (“On Popular Music”), Allan Bloom (The Closing of the American Mind), and Lawrence Kramer (Why Classical Music Still Matters) seek to valorize classical music ... More


Resisting Adorno, Revamping Kant

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter offers a polemical Auseinandersetzung with Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory and his philosophy in general. The chapter’s premise is the realization of how much Adorno was torn ... More


Slogans and Other One-Liners

Jan Mieszkowski

in Crises of the Sentence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617053
eISBN:
9780226617220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617220.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter asks how powerful a single sentence can be. For Hegel, the accuracy and forcefulness of any given statement is less important than the transformations that occur within sentences and the ... More


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