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Bowie, Andrew, 1952-
Music, philosophy, and modernity / Andrew Bowie
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2007
book jacket
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 4th Floor  ML3800 .B785 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
Physical Description xiii, 428 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 418-425) and index
Contents Form, feeling, metaphysics, and music -- Music, language, and the origins of modernity -- Rhythm and romanticism -- Hegel, philosophy and music -- Music and the subjects of romanticism -- Music, freedom, and the critique of metaphysics -- Pro and contra Wagner -- Music, language, and being : Wittgenstein and Heidegger -- Adorno : musical philosophy or philosophical music?
Review "Modern philosophers generally assume that music is a problem to which philosophy ought to offer an answer. Andrew Bowie's Music, Philosophy, and Modernity suggests, in contrast, that music might offer ways of responding to some central question in modern philosophy. Bowie looks at key philosophical approaches to music ranging from Kant, through the German Romantics and Wagner, to Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Adorno. He uses music to re-examine many current ideas about language, subjectivity, metaphysics, truth, and ethics, and he suggests that music can show how the predominant images of language, communication, and meaning in contemporary philosophy may be lacking in essential ways. His book will be of interest to philosophers, musicologists, and all who are interested in the relation between music and philosophy."--BOOK JACKET
Series Modern European philosophy

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