Galileo and the 'Invention' of Opera: A Study in the Phenomenology of Consciousness / Edition 1

Galileo and the 'Invention' of Opera: A Study in the Phenomenology of Consciousness / Edition 1

by F. Kersten
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048148472

ISBN-13: 9789048148479

Pub. Date: 12/10/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Intended for scholars in the fields of philosophy, history of science and music, this book examines the legacy of the historical coincidence of the emergence of science and opera in the early modern period. But instead of regarding them as finished products or examining their genesis, or 'common ground', or 'parallel' ideas, opera and science are explored by a…  See more details below

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Intended for scholars in the fields of philosophy, history of science and music, this book examines the legacy of the historical coincidence of the emergence of science and opera in the early modern period. But instead of regarding them as finished products or examining their genesis, or 'common ground', or 'parallel' ideas, opera and science are explored by a phenomenology of the formulations of consciousness (Gurwitsch) as compossible tasks to be accomplished in common (Schutz) which share an ideal possibility or 'essence' (Husserl). Although the ideas of Galileo and Monteverdi form the parameters of the domain of phenomenological clarification, the scope of discussion extends from Classical ideas of science and music down to the beginning of the nineteenth century, but always with reference to the experience of sharing the sociality of a common world from which they are drawn (Plessner) and to which those ideas have given shape, meaning and even substance. At the same time, this approach provides a non-historicist alternative to understanding the arts and science of the modern period by critically clarifying the idea of whether their compossibility can rest on any other formulation of consciousness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048148479
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Contributions to Phenomenology Series, #29
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1997
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Illustrations. 1. Intimations of the Gap. 2. The Gap Represented. 3. The Gap at the Center. 4. Room at the Center. 5. The Room and the Universe. 6. Life at the Gap. 7. Baroque Twins: Science and Opera. The Fin Lieto of the Baroque Formulation of Consciousness. 8. The Enclave of the Eccentricity of Ordinary Life. 9. The Domain of Phenomenological Clarification. Bibliography. Index.

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