Musik - und die Geschichte der Philosophie und Naturwissenschaften im Mittelalter: Fragen zur Wechselwirkung von 'Musica' und 'Philosophia' im Mittelalter

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The medieval term musica was used in a broader sense than the modern term music. As a subject of the Quadrivium, musica was a mathematical subject in its own right, which is foreign to modern musical thinking. As part of philosophy, musica figured within a manifold network of sciences (e.g. Astronomy, Natural Philosophy) which since ca. 1200 were taught properly in the Faculty of Arts.
Containing articles by specialists in medieval music and philosophy, this volume highlights aspects of the emergence and theory of knowledge, and the appearance of more aesthetic conceptions of music.

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Frank Hentschel, M.A. (1994) in Musicology, Philosophy and German Literature, studied in Cologne and London. He is assistant at the Thomas-Institut, Cologne, and has recently published a book on function and significance of symmetry in the works of Béla Bartók ((cu Lucca
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Table of Contents


Klang oder Zahl?

Robert Grosseteste's Theory of Sound, Cecilia Panti
Die musica im Ubergang von der scientia mathematica zur scientia media, Eva Hirtler
Die Unmoglichkeit der Teilung des Ganztones in zwei geliche Teile und der Gegenstand der musica sonora um 1300 Frank Hentschel

Concordia, Proportio, Consonantia
Harmonics and Semiotics in the Middle Ages: Remarks ona Recent Publication Stephen Gersh
Uber den musikalischen Begriff proportio, Michael Walter

Musica in Kommentaren und Glossen
Scientia quadruvii - Musicain den, Timaios" - Kommentaren des 12. Jahrhunderts Andreas Speer
Mystische Kontemplation und sakrale Musik bei Ps.-Dionysios Areopagites und seinen Kommentatoren Udo R. Jeck
Metaphore instrumentale et representation du systeme acoustique a l'epoque carolingienne Christian Meyer
Music in medieval commentaries on Macrobius Alison M. Peden
Die Wechselwirkung von philosphia, mathematica und musica in der karolingischen Rezeption der "Institutio musica" von Boethuis CalvinM. Bower

Der Padagogische Kontext
Zur Rezeption der "Institutio musica" von Boethuis an der spatmittelalterlichen Universitat Matthias Hochadel"
Die "Musica Enchiriadis" ind ihr Umfeld: elementare Musiklehre als Propadeutik zur philosophie Max Haas

Anwendung Philosophischer Ideen Im Praxisbezogenen Kontext
Wissenschaftstheorie om pragmatischen Kontext. Die "Commendacio omnium scientarium et specialiter Musice" omHeilbronner Musiktraktat Wolfgang Hirschmann
Zur Franktion der Berufungen auf das achte Buch von Aritoteles' "Politik" im Musiktraktaten des 15. Jahrhunderts Klaus-Jurgen Sachs

Musica und Metaphysica
Die Musik im Weltbild des Johannes Scotus Eriugena Klaus Wolfgang Niemoller
"Speculum Musicae" als Spiegel der Philosophie Jan A. Aertsen

Fachuberggreifende Denkmuster
Harmony, Part-Whole Relationships, and the Logic of Consequences Andre Goddu
Jehan des Murs and his Milieu Lawrence Gishee


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