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Мигът музикална философия у Киркегор
Kierkegaard's Moment of Musical Philosophy

Author(s): Kristina Yapova
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Taking part in the debate about the relationship between music and philosophy, this presentation starts off from a point of view that is almost totally accepted. The idea is presented frankly and maybe extremely by the modern French philosopher Lacoue-Labarthe which states that "music does not go with philosophy". The historical analysis of the relationship between music and philosophy presents enough arguments for such a conclusion: music for the musician, philosophy - for the philosopher. This background shows even more evident the cases, where music goes well with philosophy. One such case is S0ren Kierkegaard's work Either/Or in the part, entitled The Immediate Stages of the Erotic, or Musical Erotic. The work of the Danish philosopher reveals the reasons for the difficulty to speak verbally about music and at the same time it offers, nevertheless, a method to speak about it. In this way the work becomes an example what does musical philosophy means and why this definition is not equal to philosophy of music. A philosophy of music could be philosophy about music - then when music, even though presented in the objective (even though an object) is not the center of attention when it is only an example on the basis of which a specific philosophical concept is proved. Actually for Kierkegaard it is such - an illustration of the first phase if his triple hierarchic system of the aesthetic, ethic and religious existence. But for just one moment - when it encompasses the whole horizon and imperatively requires to be heard, turning from an object of philosophical interest into a subject that creates and forms the person that hers it - then it opens up for musical philosophy.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 11-16
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian