often forgotten in
discussions of music and language. However problematic the notion of immediate self-consciousness may seem, then, it at least keeps open ways of thinking
about meaning and intelligibility which are not reducible to what can be said in
words, and this is, of course, vital to aesthetictheory.
Art as free production: ‘individual’ and ‘identical’ activity
So far I have tried to show how Schleiermacher initiates a ‘linguistic turn’, but
not in the manner that dominated so much analytical philosophy until the
advent of the holism of Quine and Davidson