Music 576 Winter 2001 Rahn


The Problem of Good and Evil ... Music



Initial Readings (list dated Jan 3 2001)



Plato. The Republic.

Rahn, “Centers; Dissenters” and “D-Light Reflecting”, in Music Inside Out..


Nietzsche. The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music.


Deleuze, Gilles, and Felix Guattari. 1987. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Translated by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.



Chapter 6 “November 28, 1947: How Do You Make Yourself a Body Without Organs?”

Chapter 10 “1730: Becoming-intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Imperceptible ...”


See also:

Chapter 1 “Introduction: Rhizome”

Chapter 11 “1837: Of the Refrain”


Tom Baker, How Do You Make Music Without Substance? in Open Space Magazine, issue 1 (Spring 1999)



Some other texts:



Jacques Attali Noise: The Political Economy of Music.


Averroës Be'ur le-sefer hanhagat ha-medinah le-Aplaton. English

Averroes on Plato's Republic. Translated, with an introd. and notes, by Ralph Lerner. Ithaca [N.Y.] Cornell University Press [1974]


Collins “Ritual Sacrifice and the Political Economy of Music.” In Perspectives on Musical

        Aesthetics (ed. John Rahn).


LaFargue, Michael. Tao and method : a reasoned approach to the Tao Te Ching. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994


McClary, Susan.  Feminine Endings.


Rochlitz “Language for One, Language for All: Adorno and Modernism.” In Perspectives  on  Musical Aesthetics, ed. John Rahn.


Subotnik, Rose. 1991.  Developing Variations: Style and Ideology in Western Music. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.



Reserve List:


Lemert, Edwin McCarthy, 1912-

  The trouble with evil : social control at the edge of morality 

  Albany : State University of New York Press, c1997




                          McFarlane, Adrian Anthony, 1946-

    A grammar of fear and evil : a Husserlian-Wittgensteinian hermeneutic 

  New York : P. Lang, c1996



                          Oh, Young Ran, 1965-

  The eternal paradox in Franz Liszt's persona : good and evil as illustrated in his piano 

   sonatas  UW thesis  1996





 Tsevi Hirsh, mi-Ziditshov, d. 1831

 Sur me-ra` va-`aseh tov. English

   Turn aside from evil and do good : an introduction and a way to the Tree of Life

 Zevi Hirsch Eichenstein ;

 English  translation by Louis Jacobs with an introduction and extensive annotations

 London ; Washington : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1995




       Schwarz, Hans, 1939-

    Evil : a historical and theological perspective

  translated by Mark Worthing

   Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c1995



                           Baudrillard, Jean

   Transparence du mal. English

  The transparency of evil : essays on extreme phenomena 

   London : New York : Verso, 1993




                           Phra Thøepwøethøi (Prayut)

      Good, evil and beyond : kamma in the Buddha's teaching /

     byBhikkhu P.A. Payutto ; translted from the Thai by

   Bhikku Puriso

      Bangkok : Buddhadhamma Foundation, 1993




                           Being and goodness :

   the concept of the good in metaphysics and philosophical theology /

   edited by Scott MacDonald

   Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1991





                          Gaita, Raimond, 1946-

   Good and evil : an absolute conception / Raimond Gaita

       Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1991





                           Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900

    Jenseits von Gut und Boese. English

   Beyond good and evil : prelude to a philosophy of the future

   Friedrich Nietzsche ; translated by R. J. Hollingdale ;

   with an introduction by Michael Tanner

    London, England ; New York, New York, USA : Penguin Books, c1990






  Major sins in Islam

  compiled and rendered into English by Muhammad Iqbal Siddiqi

    Lahore, Pakistan : Kazi Publications, [1985?]

   Suzzallo/Allen Stacks        BP188.13 .M35 1985 




     Evans, G. R. (Gillian Rosemary)

    Augustine on evil / G.R. Evans

  Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982




 The Power of God : readings on omnipotence and evil

 edited by Linwood Urban, Douglas N. Walton

 New York : Oxford University Press, 1978




 Goerman, Ulf, 1943-

  A good God? : a logical and semantical analysis of the problem of evil / 

  Stockholm : Verbum ; Lund : H. Ohlsson, 1977




 Hick, John    Evil and the God of love 

   New York : Harper & Row, 1977, 1966





 Doniger, Wendy

   The origins of evil in Hindu mythology / Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

   Berkeley : University of California Press, c1976




 Herman, A. L

    The problem of evil and Indian thought / Arthur L. Herman

   Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass, 1976




                           Ahmed, Sami Said

   Early ideas of evil and devil / by Sami Said Ahmed

  Baghdad : al-Jamia Press, 1970




                           Seminar on the Problem of Evil (1969 : Belgaum)

     The problem of evil; seminar proceedings

  [Belgaum [India] Academy of Comparative Philosophy and Religion, 1969]




Camus, Albert, 1913-1960

    Resistance, rebellion, and death. Translated from the French and with an introd. by Justin 


   New York, Knopf, 1961 [c1960]



   The theory of evil in the metaphysics of St. Thomas and its contemporary significance, by 

   Sister Mary Edwin DeCoursey, S.C.L

    Washington, Catholic Univ. of America Press, 1948




                          Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963

      The great divorce, by C. S. Lewis

    New York, The Macmillan company, 1946



                          Paton, H. J. (Herbert James), 1887-

       The good will, a study in the coherence theory of goodness, by H. J. Paton

     London, G. Allen & Unwin; New York, Macmillan [1927]



 Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939

       Ideas of good and evil / by W.B. Yeats

     New York : Macmillan, 1903



                           Johnson, John, 1706-1791

    A mathematical question [microform] : propounded by the vicegerent of the world :  

   answered by the king of glory :

   enigmatically represented, and demonstratively opened / by John Johnson

    Kennebunk [Me.] : Printed by James K. Remich for Gideon Cook, 1819








 A defence of Methodism: delivered extemporary in a public debate, (but now considerably

  enlarged,) held in London,  December 12, 19, and 26, 1785. On the following question, have 

  the Methodists done most good or evil?

      Dublin : printed by B. Dugdale, and sold at No.12, White-Friar Street, 1789




                           Edwards, John, 1637-1716

       The eternal and intrinsick reasons of good and evil [microform] : a sermon preach'd at the

    commencement at

   Cambridge on Sunday the second day of July, 1699 / by John Edwards ..

   Cambridge : Printed at the University Press for Edmund Jeffery, 1700




                           Lawrence, Henry, 1600-1664

     Of our communion and warre with angels

        An history of angells [microform] : being a theologicall treatise of our communion and

       warre with them : handled on

         the 6th chapter of the Ephesians, the 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 verses /

          by Henry Lawrence

     London : Printed by M.S. and are to be sold by William Nealand ..., 1649