[SydPhil] Philosophy of Music Study Group

Goetz Richter goetz.richter at sydney.edu.au
Sun Apr 12 20:01:13 AEST 2020

For art has to leave reality, it has to raise itself bodily above necessity and neediness; for art is the daughter of freedom, and it requires its prescriptions and rules to be furnished by the necessity of spirits and not by that of matter. But in our day it is necessity, neediness, that prevails, and bends a degraded humanity under its iron yoke. Utility is the great idol of the time, to which all powers do homage and all subjects are subservient. In this great balance of utility, the spiritual service of art has no weight, and, deprived of all encouragement, it vanishes from the noisy Vanity Fair of our time. (F. Schiller. Letters on the Aesthetic Education).

The Philosophy of Music Study Group (Sydney Conservatorium) meets next on April 23, 6pm on Zoom.
In 2020 the discussion will focus on Beethoven and Philosophy. Semester 1 dates and topics are:
April 23- Schiller, Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (Text available https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/pdjwCZY1NqiDJ4wGhz4mfR?domain=sourcebooks.fordham.edu )
May 28 - F. W. J. Schelling, Philosophy of Art (available as e Book from University of Sydney Library: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/j93cC1WLPxckVz0RiGlX6A?domain=sydney.primo.exlibrisgroup.com)
June 11 - continue discussion of Schelling, Philosophy of Art
Further inquiry Goetz Richter, goetz.richter at sydney.edu.au<mailto:goetz.richter at sydney.edu.au>
To register attendance: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/UMBsC2xMQziRMl4jsBcAoC?domain=eventbrite.com.au
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