, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 105–126

Kierkegaard, musical performance, and the relation and differentiation of the sexes

  • Yaroslav Senyshyn

DOI: 10.1007/BF01435143

Cite this article as:
Senyshyn, Y. Interchange (1995) 26: 105. doi:10.1007/BF01435143


This paper is a critical evaluation of what is believed by the author to be Kierkegaard's subjective, ambivalent, and arbitrary stereotyping of women. In particular, the paper examines the Kierkegaardian notion of equality, essential feminine characteristics, and finitude. The result is an attempt to apply Kierkegaard's ideas to those issues pertaining to inequality in musical performance; as well, a plea is made for the demystification of the notion of woman as whore or Madonna.


stereotyping individuality emancipation domination infinitude money spirituality Madonna whore intuition mystification 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaroslav Senyshyn
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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