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After retracing the breadth of the definition of music in antiquity to the end of justifying the sense in which one may speak of 'the music of philosophy' as Plato's Socrates does, this essay re-reads the Platonic distinction between philosophy as the highest kind of music and performative, as heard or played sung music as a lower form. It then turns to an exploration of Nietzsche's writing style conceived on a muscial model precisely qua aphoristic and concludes with a review of Heidegger's thought as musically composed or adumbrated.
Babich, Babette, "Mousike techne: The Philosophical Practice of Music in Plato, Nietzsche, and Heidegger" (2005). Articles and Chapters in Academic Book Collections. Paper 23.