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Carl Stumpf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199695737

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695737.001.0001

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Carl Stumpf: A Self-Portrait (1924)

Carl Stumpf: A Self-Portrait (1924)

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Chapter 5 Carl Stumpf: A Self-Portrait (1924) (p.188)
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The Origins of Music
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Carl Stumpf

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695737.003.0005

This chapter presents an autobiographical survey of Carl Stumpf's life and work. It was written shortly after he retired from all lecturing at Berlin University in 1923. The first part is autobiographical, the second is a summary of the different threads — from academic philosophy to mathematics and the natural sciences — that are interwoven in his various publications to form the dense wood of his interdisciplinary legacy. The text is given here in a new translation as a short introduction to the author's scientific convictions, and to his motivation for investigating music as a means of understanding the psychological functions of our intellect.

Keywords:   autobiography, Carl Stumpf, music, psychological functions, intellect

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