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Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

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ISBN 13 : 144226795X
Pages : 362 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy PDF Format Full Free by David E. Cartwright and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-05-20 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Schopenhauer's Philosophy contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on all of Schopenhauer’s books, significant philosophical ideas and concepts, as well as entries covering significant figures in his life and those influenced by this thinking.. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Arthur Schopenhauer.


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Wagner and Schopenhauer

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ISBN 13 : 1493189360
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Wagner and Schopenhauer PDF Format Full Free by Milton E. Brener and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most who write about Wagner’s operas claim that the works of Arthur Schopenhauer had a huge effect on them. The influence has, Brener believes, been vastly overstated. The most detailed exposition of that alleged influence is by Bryan Magee. In his Tristan Chord, Magee details the bases for what are often, by others, unsupported conclusions. Familiar with both the important writings of Schopenhauer and the works of Wagner, Brener is among the few capable of a thorough analysis and factual response to Magee’s claims. His conclusions, backed with primary sources, stands almost alone in opposition to accepted dogma.


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Wagner and Beethoven

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521342018
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Wagner and Beethoven PDF Format Full Free by Klaus Kropfinger and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1991-07-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes the lifelong impact of Beethoven's music on Wagner and its importance for his conception of music drama. Kropfinger charts and scrutinizes Wagner's early responses to the composer and considers his experience as a conductor of Beethoven's music. A discussion of the Romantic "Beethoven image" leads to a careful study of Wagner's aesthetic writings, including his "programmatic explanations," the text "Concerning Franz Liszt's symphonic poems," and his Beethoven centenary essay. The penultimate chapter addresses Wagner's theory and practice of music drama, which he came to regard as the preordained successor to the Beethoven symphony. By analyzing special terms--such as "Leitmotiv"--Wagner's structural view of musical drama comes to the fore; it is a view that deepens not only our understanding of musical drama as a "hybrid" genre of art but also of purely musical structure and forms that Wagner sought to outdo.


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Richard Wagner and the English

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780838620557
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Richard Wagner and the English PDF Format Full Free by Anne Dzamba Sessa and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1979 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wagner was more than a composer--he was a cultural phenomenon. The author seeks to explain this phenomenon. One claim is that Wagner's music dramas served to provide encouragement and inspiration to Victorians struggling with the problems of a changing and challenging era. Intellectual developments (including the theories of Charles Darwin and the impact of historical scholarship on Biblical studies) had struck a severe blow against religious orthodoxy. Thus, the English strove to retain their inherited or instinctive beliefs and at the same time to accept the conclusions of natural and social science. Frustrated by the academic arguments, many persons turned to less intellectual substitutes, including Wagnerism. Almost all of Wagner's plots involve some form of redemption and hunger for the infinite. The author also claims that Wagnerism drew on the Victorian need for social justice, and points out that just as many Wagnerians sought emancipation from confining materialist philosophies or simply delighted in sexual liberation.


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Nietzsche, Wagner, Europe

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN 13 : 3110315238
Pages : 295 pages
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Download Nietzsche, Wagner, Europe PDF Format Full Free by Martine Prange and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) supported the unification of Europe and reflected on this like few other philosophers before or after him. Many ofhis works are concerned with the present state and future of European culture and humanity. Resisting the “nationalist nonsense” and “politics of dissolution” of his day, he advocated the birth of “good Europeans,” i.e. “supra-national” individuals and the “amalgamation of nations.” Nietzsche, Wagner,Europe analyzes the development of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideal of European culture based on his musical aesthetics. It does so against the background of contemporary searches for a wider, cultural meaning beyond Europe’s economic-political union. The book claims that Nietzsche always propagated the “aestheticization” of Europe, but that his view on how to achieve this changed as a result of his dramatically altering philosophy of music. The main focus is on Nietzsche’s passion for and later aversion to Wagner’s music, and, in direct connection with this, his surprising embrace of Italian operas as new forms of “Dionysian” music and of Goethe as a model of “Good Europeanism.”


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Richard Wagner As Poet and Thinker

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Publisher : Australian Scholarly Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1925003566
Pages : 158 pages
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Download Richard Wagner As Poet and Thinker PDF Format Full Free by Bruce Steele and published by Australian Scholarly Publishing. This book was released on 2015-03-22 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner as poet? Yes! This hitherto unpublished study invites the reader to see Wagner's texts not just as opera librettos but as dramatic poems in their own right. An authority on German literature, Robertson offers an engaging account of the poems in the light of nineteenth-century drama and the changing currents of social and religious thought. John George Robertson was foundation professor of German Language and Literature in London University, 1903-33. He was the husband of Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson. Their lifelong love of Wagner's operas, which began when they met in Leipzig as students in the 1880s, is evident in this book.


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Schopenhauer

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521825989
Pages : 575 pages
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Download Schopenhauer PDF Format Full Free by David E. Cartwright and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-03-29 with total page 575 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive biography of Schopenhauer written in English. Placing him in his historical and philosophical contexts, David E. Cartwright tells the story of Schopenhauer's life to convey the full range of his philosophy. He offers a fully documented portrait in which he explores Schopenhauer's fractured family life, his early formative influences, his critical loyalty to Kant, his personal interactions with Fichte and Goethe, his ambivalent relationship to Schelling, his contempt for Hegel, his struggle to make his philosophy known, and his reaction to his late-arriving fame.


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Nietzsche und Schopenhauer

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ISBN 13 : 9783865831217
Pages : 429 pages
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Wagner’s Parsifal

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ISBN 13 : 1630870013
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Wagner’s Parsifal PDF Format Full Free by Richard H. Bell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-11-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Parsifal, Wagner's final opera, is considered by many to be one of the greatest religious musical works ever composed; but it is also one of the most difficult to understand and many have questioned whether it can be considered a "Christian" work at all. Added to this is the furious debate that has surrounded the composer as an anti-Semite, racist, and inspiration for Hitler. Richard Bell addresses such issues and argues that despite any personal failings Wagner makes a fundamental theological contribution through his many writings and ultimately in Parsifal which, he argues, preaches Christ crucified in a way that can never be captured by words alone. He argues that Wagner offers a vision of the divine and a "theology of Good Friday" that can both function as profound therapy and address current theological controversies.


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Development and Recapitulation

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Richard Wagner

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780300104226
Pages : 688 pages
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Download Richard Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Joachim Köhler and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This major new biography of Richard Wagner is iconoclastic, astringent and bold. It explores the philosophical roots of Wagner's work, which the composer himself deliberately obfuscated. It re-evaluates Wagner's relationships with his mother, step-father and - most revealingly - his wife, Cosima, standing received opinion on its head. And he meets head on, and confirms, the controversy over Wagner's anti-semitism. At the same time, and notwithstanding, Kohler profoundly acknowledges Wagner's genius.


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Wagner and Philosophy

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Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN 13 : 0141929375
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Wagner and Philosophy PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Magee and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2001-09-06 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wagner was one of the few major composers who studied philosophy seriously. Bryan Magee places the composer's artistic development in the context of the philosophy of his age, and gives us the first detailed and comprehensive study of the close links between Wagner and the philosophers - from the pre-Marxist socialists to Feuerbach and Schopenhauer. Magee explores the relationship between words and music, between the conscious and the unconscious mind, between art and philosophy. It tackles soberly and judiciously the Wagner whose paranoia, egocentricity and anti-semitism are repugnant, as well as the Wagner of artistic genius. The resulting text illuminates Wagner and the music-dramas in altogether new ways.


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The Oxford Handbook of Schopenhauer

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ISBN 13 : 0190660074
Pages : 544 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Schopenhauer PDF Format Full Free by Robert L. Wicks and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-27 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than two hundred years after the publication of his seminal The World as Will and Representation, Arthur Schopenhauer's influence is still felt in philosophy and beyond. As one of the most readable and central philosophers of the 19th century, his work inspired the most influential thinkers and artists of his time, including Nietzsche, Freud, and Wagner. Though known primarily as a herald of philosophical pessimism, the full range of his contributions is displayed here in a collection of thirty-one essays on the forefront of Schopenhauer scholarship. Essays written by contemporary Schopenhauer scholars explore his central notions, including the will, empirical knowledge, and the sublime, and widens to the interplay of ethics and religion with Schopenhauer's philosophy. Authors confront difficult aspects of Schopenhauer's work and legacy--for example, the extent to which Schopenhauer adopted ideas from his predecessors compared to how much was original and visionary in his central claim that reality is a blind, senseless "will," the effectiveness of his philosophy in the field of scientific explanation and extrasensory phenomena, and the role of beauty and sublimity in his outlook. Essays also challenge prevailing assumptions about Schopenhauer by exploring the fundamental role of compassion in his moral theory, the Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist aspects of his philosophy, and the importance of asceticism in his views on the meaning of life. The collection is an internationally constituted work that reflects upon Schopenhauer's philosophy with authors presently working across the globe. It demonstrates fully the richness of Schopenhauer's work and his lasting impact on philosophy and psychoanalysis, as well as upon music, the visual arts, and literature.


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Drama and the World of Richard Wagner

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780691114972
Pages : 391 pages
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Download Drama and the World of Richard Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Dieter Borchmeyer and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-30 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner continues to be the most controversial artist in history, a perpetually troubling figure in our cultural consciousness. The unceasing debate over his works and their impact--for and against--is one reason why there has been no genuinely comprehensive modern account of his musical dramas until now. Dieter Borchmeyer's book is the first to present an overall picture of these musical dramas from the standpoint of literary and theatrical history. It extends from the composer's early works--still largely ignored--to the Ring Cycle and Parsifal, and includes Wagner's unfinished works and operas he never set to music. Through lively prose, we come to see Wagner as a librettist--and as a man of letters--rather than primarily as musical composer. Borchmeyer uncovers a vast field of cultural and historical cross-references in Wagner's works. In the first part of the book, he sets out in search of the various archetypal scenes, opening up the composer's dramatic workshop to the reader. He covers all of Wagner's operas, from early juvenilia to the canonical later works. The second part examines Wagner in relation to political figures including King Ludwig II and Bismarck, and, importantly, in light of critical reactions by literary giants--Thomas Mann, whom Borchmeyer calls "a guiding light in this exploration of the fields that Wagner tilled," and Nietzsche, whose appeal to "philology" is a key source of inspiration in attempts to grapple with Wagner's works. For more than twenty years, Borchmeyer has placed his scholarship at the service of the famed Bayreuth Festival. With this volume, he gives us a summation of decades of engagement with the phenomenon of Wagner and, at the same time, the result of an abiding critical passion for his works.


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Theology of Wagner's Ring Cycle I

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ISBN 13 : 1498235638
Pages : 342 pages
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Download Theology of Wagner's Ring Cycle I PDF Format Full Free by Richard H. Bell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-01-21 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wagner’s Ring is one of the greatest of all artworks of Western civilization, but what is it all about? The power and mystery of Wagner’s creation was such that he himself felt he stood before his work “as though before some puzzle.” A clue to the Ring’s greatness lies in its multiple avenues of self-disclosure and the corresponding plethora of interpretations that over the years has granted ample scope for directors and will no doubt do so well into the distant future. One possible interpretation, which Richard Bell argues should be taken seriously, is the Ring as Christian theology. In this first of two volumes, Bell considers, among other things, how the composer’s Christian interests may be detected in the “forging” of his Ring, looking at how he appropriated his sources (whether they be myths and sagas, writers, poets, or philosophers) and considering works composed around the same time, especially his Jesus of Nazareth.


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The Wagner Clan

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Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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ISBN 13 : 1555848478
Pages : 432 pages
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Download The Wagner Clan PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Carr and published by Open Road + Grove/Atlantic. This book was released on 2009-01-19 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This chronicle of renowned composer Richard Wagner and his descendants features “a cast of characters who are positively operatic in their histrionics” (The Guardian). Richard Wagner was many things—composer, philosopher, philanderer, failed revolutionary, and virulent anti-Semite—and his descendants have carried on his complex legacy. In his “lively and wry” history of the legendary composer and his family, biographer Jonathan Carr also offers fascinating glimpses of Franz Liszt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Arturo Toscanini, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, and Adolf Hitler—a passionate fan of the Master’s music and an adopted uncle to Wagner’s grandchildren (The New York Times). Stretching from the revolutions of 1848 to the darkest days of World War II and through to the present incarnation of Wagner’s Bayreuth Festival, The Wagner Clan is “a smart, insightful look into German history” and a family whose saga is as gripping as any opera (New York Post). “Jonathan Carr’s history is formidable . . . [A] compendious and enthralling story.” —The Economist “The grandiose life of Richard Wagner—the pronouncements on art and the German soul, the petty groveling for money and favors, the intermittently atrocious politics and intermittently glorious music—was a tough act to follow. Carr . . . follows Wagner’s descendants through three generations as they fight each other for control of the Bayreuth Festival and, at opportune times, embrace, reject or sweep under the rug their forebear’s status as Nazism’s spiritual godfather. . . . Carr’s sprightly, fluent narrative places the family in its historical and intellectual context without reducing it to the symbolic effigy it has often become.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


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Schopenhauer's Compass

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Publisher : UniversityMedia
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ISBN 13 : 3906000036
Pages : 351 pages
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Download Schopenhauer's Compass PDF Format Full Free by Urs App and published by UniversityMedia. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Schopenhauer was the first major Western philosopher with a deep interest in Asian philosophies and religions. His favorite book was a Latin version of the Indian Upanishads—the Oupnek'hat—that he used to call the consolation of his life and death. Urs App explains in this book for the first time why Schopenhauer regarded this work as the most excellent in the world, how it is connected with the birth of his philosophy, and what caused him to list it even ahead of Plato and Kant as his major inspiration. This groundbreaking new introduction to Schopenhauer's thought and its genesis explains the role of Indian, Persian (Sufi), Neoplatonic, and mystical ideas as well as meditative states ("better consciousness"). But its focus lies firmly on the central dynamic at the heart of Schopenhauer's entire work: the inner compass that gave it is overall direction.