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xxii, 171 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Vladimir Jankelevitch left behind a remarkable oeuvre steeped as much in philosophy as in music. His writings on moral quandaries reflect a lifelong devotion to music and performance, and, as a counterpoint, he wrote on music aesthetics and on modernist composers such as Faure, Debussy, and Ravel. "Music and the Ineffable" brings together these two threads, the philosophical and the musical, as an extraordinary quintessence of his thought. Jankelevitch deals with classical issues in the philosophy of music, including metaphysics and ontology. These are a point of departure for a sustained examination and dismantling of the idea of musical hermeneutics in its conventional sense. Music, Jankelevitch argues, is not a hieroglyph, not a language or sign system; nor does it express emotions, depict landscapes or cultures, or narrate. On the other hand, music cannot be imprisoned within the icy, morbid notion of pure structure or autonomous discourse. Yet if musical works are not a cipher awaiting the decoder, music is nonetheless entwined with human experience, and with the physical, material reality of music in performance. Music is 'ineffable', as Jankelevitch puts it, because it cannot be pinned down, and has a capacity to engender limitless resonance in several domains. Jankelevitch's singular work on music was central to such figures as Roland Barthes and Catherine Clement, and the complex textures and rhythms of his lyrical prose sound a unique note, until recently seldom heard outside the francophone world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691090474 20160528
Music Library
MUSIC-312B
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xvii, 743 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface and Acknowledgments Translator's Note Abbreviations Introduction (by Richard Leppert) 1. LOCATING MUSIC: SOCIETY, MODERNITY, AND THE NEW Commentary (by Richard Leppert) Music, Language, and Composition (1956) Why Is the New Art So Hard to Understand? (1931) On the Contemporary Relationship of Philosophy and Music (1953) On the Problem of Musical Analysis The Aging of the New Music (1955) The Dialectical Composer (1934) 2. CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, AND LISTENING Commentary (by Richard Leppert) The Radio Symphony (1941) The Curves of the Neddle (1927/1965) The Form of the Phonograph Record Opera and the Long-Playing Record (1969) On the Fetish-Character in Music and the Regression of Listening (1938) Little Heresy (1965) 3. MUSIC AND MASS CULTURE Commentary (by Richard Leppert) What National Socialism Has Done to the Arts (1945) On the Social Situation of Music (1932) On Popular Music [With the assistance of George Simpson] (1941) On Jazz (1936) Farewell to Jazz (1933) Kitsch (c. 1932) Music in the Background (c. 1934) 4. COMPOSITION, COMPOSERS, AND WORKS Commentary (by Richard Leppert) Late Style in Beethoven (1937) Alienated Masterpiece: The Missa Solemnis (1959) Wagner's Relevance for Today (1963) Mahler Today (1930) Marginalia on Mahler (1936) The Opera Wozzeck (1929) Toward an Understanding of Schoenberg (1955/1967) Difficulties (1964, 1966) Bibliography Source and Copyright Acknowledgments Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520231597 20160528
Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), one of the principal figures associated with the Frankfurt School, wrote extensively on culture, modernity, aesthetics, literature, and - more than any other subject - music. To this day, Adorno remains one of the most influential contributors to the development of qualitative musical sociology which, together with his nuanced intertextual readings of musical works, gives him broad claim as a continuing force in the study of music. This collection of 27 of his essays represents the full range of his music writing. Nearly half of the essays appear in English for the first time, all of the essays are fully annotated, and the previously translated essays have been corrected and missing text restored.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520231597 20160528
Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
xxxii, 288 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Part 1 Autobiographical: Trotsky and the wild orchids. Part 2 Hope in place of knowledge - a version of pragmatism: truth without correspondence to reality-- a world without substances or essences-- ethics without principles. Part 3 Some applications of pragmatism: the banality of pragmatism and the poetry of justice-- pragmatism and law - a response to David Luban-- education as socialization and as individualization-- the humanistic intellectual - eleven theses-- the pragmatist's progress - Umberto Eco on interpretation-- religious faith, intellectual responsibility and romance-- religion as conversation-stopper-- Thomas Kuhn, rocks and the laws of physics-- on Hiedegger's Nazism. Part 4 Politics: failed prophecies, glorious hopes-- a spectre is haunting the intellectuals - Derrida on Marx-- love and money-- globalization, the politics and identity and social hope. Part 5 Contemporary America: looking backwards from the year 2096-- the unpatriotic academy-- back to class politics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140262889 20160528
Richard Rorty is one of the most provocative figures in recent philosophical, literary and cultural debate. This collection brings together those of his writings aimed at a wider audience, many published in book form for the first time. In these eloquent essays, articles and lectures, Rorty gives a stimulating summary of his central philosophical beliefs and how they relate to his political hopes; he also offers some challenging insights into contemporary America, justice, education and love.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780140262889 20160528
Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
xx, 349 p. ; 24 cm.
In this text, Hannah Arendt considers humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable. The problems are identified as diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions. This edition contains an expanded index and an introduction that analyzes the text's argument and its present relevance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226025995 20160528
Music Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
MUSIC-312B
Book
xiv, 220 p. ; 22 cm.
Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
x, 226 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments-- Introduction: antirepresentationalism, ethnocentrism, and liberalism-- Part I. Solidarity or Objectivity? 1. Science as solidarity-- 2. Is natural science a natural kind? 3. Pragmatism without method-- 4. Texts and lumps-- 5. Inquiry as recontextualization: an anti-dualist account of interpretation-- Part II. Non-Reductive Physicalism: 5. Pragmatism, Davidson and truth-- 6. Representation, social practice, and truth-- 7. Unfamiliar noises: Hesse and Davidson on metaphor-- PART III. The Priority of Democracy to Philosophy: 8. Postmodernist bourgeois liberalism-- 9. On ethnocentrism: a reply to Clifford Geertz-- 10. Cosmopolitanism without emancipation: a response to Jean-Francois Lyotard-- Index of names.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521358774 20160528
Richard Rorty's collected papers, written during the 1980s and now published in two volumes, take up some of the issues which divide Anglo-Saxon analytic philosophers and contemporary French and German philosophers and offer something of a compromise - agreeing with the latter in their criticisms of traditional notions of truth and objectivity, but disagreeing with them over the political implications they draw from dropping traditional philosophical doctrines. In this volume Rorty offers a Deweyan account of objectivity as intersubjectivity, one that drops claims about universal validity and instead focuses on utility for the purposes of a community. The sense in which the natural sciences are exemplary for inquiry is explicated in terms of the moral virtues of scientific communities rather than in terms of a special scientific method. The volume concludes with reflections on the relation of social democratic politics to philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521358774 20160528
Green Library, Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
xxiv, 127 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
'Like Hanslick, Professor Payzant is both musician and philosopher; and he has brought the knowledge and insights of both disciplines to this large undertaking' - Gordon Epperson, "Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780872200159 20160528
Music Library
MUSIC-312B

8. Truth and method [1975]

Book
xxvi, 551 p. ; 23 cm.
Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
v. ; 22 cm.
  • v.1. 1925.--v.2. 1925-1927.--v.3. 1927-1928.--v.4. 1929.--v.5. 1929-1930.--v.6. 1931-1932.--v.7. 1932.--v.8. 1933.--v.10. 1934.--v.11. 1935-1937.--v.12. 1938.--v.13. 1938-1939.--v.14. 1939-1941.--v.15. 1942-1948.--v.16. 1949-1952.--v. 17. 1885-1953.
Education Library (Cubberley), Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
xxv, 229 p. 22 cm.
Green Library, Music Library
MUSIC-312B
Book
xiv, 845 p. 21 cm.
  • The birth of tragedy.--Seventy-five aphorisms from five volumes.--Beyond good and evil.--On the genealogy of morals.--The case of Wagner.--Ecce homo.
Music Library, Philosophy Library (Tanner)
MUSIC-312B