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Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

Michael Gallope

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483559
eISBN:
9780226483726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483726.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable draws together the writings of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Gilles Deleuze, and ... More


The Philosophy of Improvisation

Gary Peters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662787
eISBN:
9780226662800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662800.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Improvisation is usually either lionized as an ecstatic experience of being in the moment or disparaged as the thoughtless recycling of clichés. Eschewing both of these orthodoxies, this book ranges ... More


Checking the Contemporary

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The conclusion raises the argument back to a philosophical level. It engages several maxims from Adorno’s Minima Moralia by taking them up and re-interpreting them as maxims of an anthropology of the ... More


Reanimating Musical Organicism

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 1, “Reanimating Musical Organicism,” revisits the legacy of organicism to discover fresh critical potential in a discourse currently maligned as a relic of Austro-German aesthetic values. ... More


Comfort and Joy

in The Music between Us: Is Music a Universal Language?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226333281
eISBN:
9780226333274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226333274.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

According to R. D. Laing, people who have a basic sense of belonging to the same world as others are “ontologically secure” and the lack of ontological security is a form of profound psychological ... More


Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Martin Shuster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant’s notion of autonomy remains influential and important, not only for his immediate successors, but also well beyond them. This notion, however, is exposed to a powerful critique in Horkheimer ... More


Adorno’s Musical Fracture

Michael Gallope

in Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483559
eISBN:
9780226483726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483726.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 2 takes up this modernist critical practice where chapter 1 leaves off: a conversation between Bloch and Adorno during a radio interview in 1964. It argues that the principal innovation in ... More


Erotic Acoustics: The Natural History of the Theater and Der ferne Klang

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter puts the operas of Franz Schreker (primarily Der ferne Klang) into dialogue with the acoustic transformation of the opera house, drawing on the Gesamtkunstwerk not just as a matter of ... More


The Liberal Aesthetic in the Postwar Era: The Case of Trilling and Adorno

Amanda Anderson

in Bleak Liberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the relation between politics and aesthetics in the war and post-war era through a comparison of liberal and radical responses to the catastrophes of the twentieth century. ... More


Introduction

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is an introduction to Autonomy after Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity. It suggests Adorno is an important interlocutor within German Idealism (especially Kant and ... More


Beyond the Bounds of Sense:Kant and the Highest Good

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Kant critical philosophy anticipates a powerful rejoinder to the critique of the dialectic of enlightenment. Specifically, it shown that Kant’s notion of the highest good is ... More


Adorno’s Negative Dialectic as a Form of Life: Expression, Suffering, and Freedom

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is the cornerstone of the book and accomplishes four large tasks. First, it elaborates Adorno’s theory of practical reason, including his notion of ‘the addendum,’ his philosophy of ... More


Reflections on Universal Reason: Adorno, Hegel, and the Wounds of Spirit

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In dialogue with Adorno, this chapter argues that Hegel is not a teleological thinker who is committed to seeing history as a site of theodicy. Instead, it is argue that Hegel is a historicist ... More


Model Conclusion

Martin Shuster

in Autonomy After Auschwitz: Adorno, German Idealism, and Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226155487
eISBN:
9780226155517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155517.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses Adorno’s method, again, this time focusing on his notion of a ‘model.’ It situates Adorno amidst contemporary discussion of normativity and also connects Adorno to ordinary ... More


The Conflagration of Community: Fiction before and after Auschwitz

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226527215
eISBN:
9780226527239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226527239.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“After Auschwitz to write even a single poem is barbaric.” This book challenges Theodor Adorno’s famous statement about aesthetic production after the Holocaust, arguing for the possibility of ... More


A Newer Criticism

David Bordwell

in The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226352176
eISBN:
9780226352343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352343.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Two issues dominated intellectual culture of the Rhapsodes’ period: Left-wing politics and the power of popular culture. The four critics considered in the book did not push a political line, and ... More


The Eucharist and the Commodity

Andrew Cole

in The Birth of Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135397
eISBN:
9780226135564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135564.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marx’s theory of the commodity fetish is not as original as it seems. In fact, it has its foundations in Hegel’s writings on religion—specifically, Hegel’s discussions of the sacramental feelings and ... More


Harun Farocki’s Liberated Consciousness

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The film and video works of Harun Farocki exemplify a critical media practice that pose the questions: What is an Image?, or better, What is a human image? Much of Farocki’s mature work examines in ... More


Introduction

Rachel Eisendrath

in Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction provides an overview of the central issue of this book: namely, how poetry in the early modern period responded to an emerging empiricist worldview. This empiricist worldview ... More


Coda: Make Me Not Object

Rachel Eisendrath

in Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This brief final chapter expands the scope of the book by considering the problem of thingliness in literature from a new angle: how some characters (especially female ones) do not want to be ... More


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