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Galileo and the `Invention' of Opera : A Study in the Phenomenology of Consciousness :  A Study in the Phenomenology of Consciousness - F. Kersten

Galileo and the `Invention' of Opera : A Study in the Phenomenology of Consciousness

A Study in the Phenomenology of Consciousness

Hardcover Published: 1997
ISBN: 9780792345367
Number Of Pages: 282

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Intended for scholars in the fields of philosophy, history of science and music, this book examines the legacy of the historical coincidence of the emergence of science and opera in the early modern period. But instead of regarding them as finished products or examining their genesis, or `common ground', or `parallel' ideas, opera and science are explored by a phenomenology of the formulations of consciousness (Gurwitsch) as compossible tasks to be accomplished in common (Schutz) which share an ideal possibility or `essence' (Husserl). Although the ideas of Galileo and Monteverdi form the parameters of the domain of phenomenological clarification, the scope of discussion extends from Classical ideas of science and music down to the beginning of the nineteenth century, but always with reference to the experience of sharing the sociality of a common world from which they are drawn (Plessner) and to which those ideas have given shape, meaning and even substance. At the same time, this approach provides a non-historicist alternative to understanding the arts and science of the modern period by critically clarifying the idea of whether their compossibility can rest on any other formulation of consciousness.

Intimations of the Gapp. 1
The Gap Representedp. 21
The Gap at the Centerp. 45
Room at the Centerp. 79
The Room and the Universep. 119
Life at the Gapp. 155
Baroque Twins: Science and Opera. The Fin Lieto of the Baroque Formulation of Consciousnessp. 187
The Enclave of the Eccentricity of Ordinary lifep. 215
The Domain of Phenomenological Clarificationp. 235
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780792345367
ISBN-10: 0792345363
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66