Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

by Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226768376

ISBN-13: 9780226768373

Pub. Date: 01/30/2011

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, a philosopher, and Oliver Fürbeth, a musicologist, here fill this important gap for musical scholars and students alike with this compelling

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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. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, a philosopher, and Oliver Fürbeth, a musicologist, here 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.

Music in German Philosophy 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. The book is prefaced by the editors’ original introduction, presenting music philosophy in Germany before and after Kant, as well as a new introduction and foreword to this English-language addition, which places contemplations on music by these German philosophers within a broader intellectual climate.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226768373
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/30/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

            H. James Birx

Introduction to the English-language Edition 

            Michael Spitzer

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

Contributors

Index   

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