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Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wesley Phillips
    Pages 1-10
  3. Wesley Phillips
    Pages 11-45
  4. Wesley Phillips
    Pages 46-81
  5. Wesley Phillips
    Pages 82-112
  6. Wesley Phillips
    Pages 142-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-215

About this book


Metaphysics and Music in Adorno and Heidegger explains how two notoriously opposed German philosophers share a rethinking of the possibility of metaphysics via notions of music and waiting. This is connected to the historical materialist project of social change by way of the radical Italian composer Luigi Nono.


Philosophy Continental philosophy critical theory Frankfurt School aesthetics phenomenology music contemporary music contemporary art cultural theory cultural studies Marxism Marxist theory historical materialism German idealism German philosophy Adorno Benjamin Hegel Heidegger Martin Heidegger Marx metaphysics philosophy Theodor W. Adorno

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ScholarUK

About the authors

Wesley Phillips is an independent researcher and teacher based in London. He has written about German idealism, the Frankfurt School, phenomenology and aesthetics, and has had recent articles published in Telos, The European Journal of Social Theory, Critical Horizons, Cosmos and History and twentieth-century music.

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