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Music in German PhilosophyAn Introduction$
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Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Oliver Furbeth

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226768373

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.001.0001

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Schleiermacher

Schleiermacher

Chapter:
(p.47) Schleiermacher
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Music in German Philosophy
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Gunter Scholtz

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0003

This chapter offers a short biography of Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher and addresses his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. Schleiermacher was born on November 21, 1768. He married Henriette von Willich in 1809 and died in Berlin on February 2, 1834. Schleiermacher dealt with the first complex of questions of philosophy in his Dialectic, or the Art of Doing Philosophy and with the second in his Ethics and Outlines of a Critique of the Existing Theory of Morals. He was concerned with individuality and the individual. His central concept was feeling. He made poetry the high point of his system of art. He also expressly recognized free instrumental music as a great art. His thought was especially significant for the musical culture of his own time; it formulated opinions that also determined compositional practice.

Keywords:   Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, Dialectic, Ethics, Outlines of a Critique of the Existing Theory of Morals, feeling, musical philosophy, musical culture, individuality

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