by Joseph Shieber. The German philosopher Albrecht Wellmer died earlier this month in Berlin, on September 13 at the age of A member of. Sept. Albrecht Wellmer was an assistant to Jürgen Habermas at the University of Frankfurt from to and later professor of philosophy at the. MOVING TO FRONT FROM SEPTEMBER UPDATED Trained and working in the Frankfurt School tradition, Professor Wellmer (who taugh.

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It does so not in order so much to fraternize with them, but in order critically to engage with their experiences and perceptions.

Philosophy as music: On the death of Albrecht Wellmer

Don’t keep it to yourself! I noted that some philosophers were composers while others were performers.

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Why waste your time with that? Like what you’re reading? Others just hear noise.

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There albrechtt concerns that the field is overly focused on a too-narrow Western canon and that the major figures in the field lack an appropriate appreciation for the contributions of non-Western or other traditionally marginalized figures. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

But how will you earn a living? One of the pleasures of being a teaching assistant for Wellmer was that I was allowed to participate in the invitation-only, biweekly discussion group that Wellmer held with his assistant professors, Ph. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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For the lucky few for whom it has resonance, though, philosophy — like music — can be a source of consolation in dark and debased times.


Finally, there is the fact that not everyone has an ear for it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Albreecht you an author?

Zur Dialektik von Moderne und Postmoderne: Sounds like philosophy to me.

Infinitely less significant is that Wellmer also gave me my first job in philosophy, as a wissenschaftlicher Hilfsassistent — basically a teaching assistant — in the Institute for Hermeneutics in the philosophy department at the Free University of Berlin. In contrast, Wellmer suggests that music weellmer fact opens itself to the world and — without sacrificing its autonomy or its historically situated compositional quality — finds a connection with the horizon of experience of contemporary listeners.

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