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The Point of Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's Philosophical Authorship

Genia Schönbaumsfeld

in A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229826
eISBN:
9780191710766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229826.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter shows that Wittgenstein and Kierkegaard share an ‘ethical’ conception of philosophy that aims at a self-transformation of the reader rather than at theorizing and metaphysical ... More


Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The essays in this book cover a spread of topics in the philosophy of music: how music expresses emotion and what is distinctive to the listener's response to this expressiveness; the modes of ... More


Profundity in Instrumental Music

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

According to Peter Kivy, to be profound, music would have to be about a profound subject that is treated in an exemplary way. Instrumental music does not satisfy this definition; usually it is not ... More


Critique of Pure Music

James O. Young

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682713
eISBN:
9780191762918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682713.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a critique of formalism in philosophy of music. Formalism is the view that music is appreciated as pure musical form: music is not about anything, it does not represent, and it has no ... More


TIMOTHY SALTER (b. 1942)Life (1988): Text by George Herbert

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0074
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes Life by Timothy Salter. This piece demonstrates Salter’s talents in choral music and solo voice as well as his unfailing versatility, musicality, and empathy with the voice. He ... More


The Possibility of Long-Term Romantic Love

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

in The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The romantic road sets high hurdles in our path, but the journey is an intriguing, meaningful, and often pleasurable one. The challenge of our society is not that of finding love, as love is always ... More


Romantic Experiences

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

in The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In falling and staying in love, both attractiveness and praiseworthiness of traits and achievements are important. Regarding attraction, most people would be happy to be regarded as both beautiful ... More


Romantic Compromises

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

in The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Romantic compromises are sometimes viewed as a pitfall of the romantic experience—distracting us from what should be an all-inclusive love that only gives and never takes. However, romantic ... More


Love in Later Life

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

in The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Later life is a patchwork for profound love—it presents some of the best circumstances for it as well as some of its greatest obstacles. Since time nurtures profundity, maturity can enhance romantic ... More


The Ontology of Design

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Chapter One provides an ontology of design that distinguishes it from art and craft as a specific kind of object with unique characteristics. A critical engagement with traditional formalist and ... More


The Value of Music

James O. Young

in Critique of Pure Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682713
eISBN:
9780191762918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682713.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter grants that some of the aesthetic rewards of music are those identified by formalists. The formalist’s account of the value of music cannot be complete because of the heresy of ... More


The Comic

Tom Cochrane

in The Aesthetic Value of the World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192848819
eISBN:
9780191944055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848819.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

An account of comic value is presented in this chapter that refines the traditional ‘incongruity’ theory of comedy. It is argued that humorous objects are regarded as norm-violating (by failing, ... More


An Invitation to Discovery

Larry Shiner

in Art Scents: Exploring the Aesthetics of Smell and the Olfactory Arts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190089818
eISBN:
9780190089849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089818.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The final chapter, An Invitation to Discovery, briefly draws together the threads of the arguments running through the preceding chapters, addresses the question of whether olfactory art can be ... More


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