Introduction; 1. Form, feeling, metaphysics, and music; 2. Music, language, and the origins of modernity; 3. Rhythm and Romanticism; 4. Hegelianism and music; 5. Music and the subjects of Romantics; 6. Music, freedom, and the critique of metaphysics; 7. Pro and contra Wagner; 8. Music, language and being: Wittgenstein and Heidegger; 9. Adorno: musical philosophy or philosophical music?; Conclusion.
Andrew Bowie uses music to question many ideas about language, meaning and philosophy.
Andrew Bowie is Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London. His many publications include Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism and Other Writings (1998).