Music in German PhilosophyAn Introduction

Music in German PhilosophyAn Introduction

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Oliver Furbeth

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226768373

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

Though many well-known German philosophers have devoted considerable attention to music and its aesthetics, surprisingly few of their writings on the subject have been translated into English. This book aims to fill this important gap for musical scholars and students alike with this compelling guide to the musical discourse of ten of the most important German philosophers, from Kant to Adorno. The book includes contributions from a renowned group of ten scholars, including some of today's most prominent German thinkers, all of whom are specialists in the writers they treat. Each chapter consists of a short biographical sketch of the philosopher concerned, a summary of his writings on aesthetics, and finally a detailed exploration of his thoughts on music.

Table of Contents

Introduction

STEFAN LORENZ SORGNER and OLIVER FÜRBETH

Kant

CHRISTEL FRICKE

Schleiermacher

GUNTER SCHOLTZ

Hegel

HERBERT SCHNÄDELBACH

Schelling

BERBELI WANNING

Schopenhauer

GÜNTER ZÖLLER

Nietzsche

STEFAN LORENZ SORGNER

Bloch

FRANCESCA VIDAL

Heidegger

GÜNTHER PÖLTNER

Gadamer

BEATE REGINA SUCHLA

Adorno

LUCIA SZIBORSKY for M.

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