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CONTENTS Preface 13 Introduction 18 Philosophy and music 18 Meanings and music 25 Subject and object 31 Foundational philosophy, and the musical alternative 35 Chapter One Form, Feeling, Metaphysics, and Music 45 Form, meaning, and context 45 Emotions and music 54 Metaphysics and music 75 Negative metaphysics? 77 Chapter Two Music, Language, and the Origins of Modernity 105 Language and modernity 105 Language as representation 114 The origin of language and music 120 Music, language, and reason 132 Heidegger's Herder: reason and the repression of music 145 Chapter Three Rhythm and Romanticism 167 What Kant said about music, and what he could have said 167 Feeling, music, and the origin of philosophy 188 Music as 'philosophical language' 198 Chapter Four Hegelianism and Music 215 Music and the limits of inferentialism 215 Hegel and the content of music 248 Chapter Five Music and the Subjects of Romanticism 279 The task of philosophy 279 Music and community 283 Romanticism and musical consciousness 292 Schelling: rhythm and self-consciousness 302 Music and self-consciousness: Schleiermacher 306 Chapter Six Music, Freedom, and the Critique of Metaphysics 333 Music, philosophy, and politics 333 Will, freedom, and music 344 Music, will, and tragedy: the return of Dionysus 362 Schopenhauer: music and the illusion of freedom 383 Music, language, and the ethical: Kierkegaard 400 Chapter Seven Pro and Contra Wagner 416 The Wagner problem 416 Wagner: music, text, and philosophy 428 Wagner and Adorno 451 Wagner and Dahlhaus 473 Nietzsche and Wagner: bad faith? 485 Chapter Eight Music, Language, and Being:Wittgenstein and Heideg- ger 513 Explicit and implicit music 513 Logical form and ontological difference 518 Playing the language-piano 546 Music as a 'manner/melody of human existence' 564 On the way to music? 583 Chapter Nine Adorno: Musical Philosophy or Philosophical Music? 605 Dialectics of music 605 Settling the score 618 The truth of performance 626 Truth, mimesis, and history 646 Music as socio-historical expression 659 Musical philosophy: judgementless synthesis, convention, and expression 690 Music, philosophy, and hope 704 Conclusion 733 Cheesecake, or metaphysics? 733 Aesthetics, language, and music 746 Music as philosophical expression 770 Bibliography 814
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Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.