Adorno, Music, and Philosophy

Authored by: Max Paddison

The Routledge Companion to the Frankfurt School

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138333246
eBook ISBN: 9780429443374
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429443374-27

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Abstract

In this chapter, it is argued that it was Adorno’s experience of music as a fundamentally interpretive and self-reflective art that became the point of reference for his conception of a critical philosophy as interpretation. It is also proposed that his notion of “autonomous” art music as a non-propositional, non-conceptual mode of critical reflection can only make sense when understood dialectically in relation to the contradictions of music’s social situation.

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