Music in Perspective


These are the landmarks of Philosphy which I have chosen to use in the comparisons with the works of the major composers.

1651: Hobbes: Leviathon
1675: Spinoza: Ethics
1690: Locke: Concerning Human Understanding
1710: Berkeley: Principles of Human Knowledge
1739: Hume: Treatise on Human Nature
1762: Rousseau: Du Contrat Social
1781: Kant: Critique of Pure Reason
1789: Bentham: Principles of Morals and Legislation
1807: Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit
1836: Schopenhauer: On the Will in Nature
1843: Kierkegaard: Either-Or
1859: Mill: On Liberty
1867: Marx: Das Kapital
1883: Nietzche: Thus Spake Zarathustra
1900: Russell: Principia Mathematica
1929: Heidegger: What is Philosophy?
1943: Sartre: Being and Nothingness
1956: Dewey: Reconstruction in Philosophy
1970: Ayer: Metaphysics and Common Sense

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