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by alberich00
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short List of ideas A. Shapiro borrowed from www.wagnerheim.com or misunderstood
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Short List of ideas A. Shapiro borrowed from www.wagnerheim.com or misunderstood

Paul Heise's Short List of ideas borrowed from P. Heise without being cited, or misunderstood, by Alexander H. Shapiro in Shapiro's book "The Consolations of History: Themes of Progress and Potential in Richard Wagner's 'Goetterdaemmerung' " (Routledge; 10/2019) KEY: AS is commentary by Alexander S...
by alberich00
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: www.wagnerheim.com's paypal account is working
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www.wagnerheim.com's paypal account is working

Dear Members and Visitors: After nearly a year in which my www.wagnerheim.com paypal account had been closed for mysterious reasons, it's now working again. I had to get a new account from paypal and our webmeister just installed the necessary coding to set it up. Evidently the difficulty arose from...
by alberich00
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our letters of condolence to the Scruton family
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Our letters of condolence to the Scruton family

The late Sir Roger Scruton's sharp intellect and benevolence and respectful attitude to viewpoints which sometimes differed from his own inspired him to sponsor and finance my www.wagnerheim.com website, so I could present to the world the fruit of my lifetime quest to demonstrate the conceptual and...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Readers Guide to Paul Heise's Critique of Alexander H. Shapiro's "The Consolations of History ... "
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Readers Guide to Paul Heise's Critique of Alexander H. Shapiro's "The Consolations of History ... "

Introduction and Reader's Guide to Paul Heise's Critique of Alexander H. Shapiro's book "The Consolations of History: Themes of Progress and Potential in Richard Wagner's 'Goetterdaemmerung' " (Routledge, 10/2019), which is posted online in the discussion forum at www.wagnerheim.com [NOTE: ANYONE WH...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 1
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 1

PAUL BRIAN HEISE'S CRITIQUE OF ALEXANDER H. SHAPIRO'S THE CONSOLATIONS OF HISTORY: THEMES OF PROGRESS AND POTENTIAL IN RICHARD WAGNER'S "GOETTERDAMMERUNG" The Consolations of History: Themes of Progress and Potential in Richard Wagner’s 'Goetterdaemmerung' (Routledge: 2019) Alexander H. Shapiro PAU...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 2
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 2

That pessimism which nihilistically seeks to nullify the world because it gives us no pretext to sustain our consoling religious illusions, is presumably Wotan’s frame of mind as the Ring reaches its climax, and Bruennhilde’s judgment against him falls on Wotan’s ears. [P. xvi] 15 "Corse is the only...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 3
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 3

[PH: Quotation from Pages 366-367 of www.wagnerheim.com:] We must now strive to grasp perhaps the most difficult concept in Wagner’s Ring. It is the following: By virtue of repressing unbearable self-knowledge into his unconscious mind, by confessing the knowledge which Erda taught Wotan to his daug...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 4
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 4

Both Feuerbach and Wagner provide considerable evidence for this reading. Apropos of Wotan’s complaint that only Alberich could produce a truly free hero, Feuerbach notes that only the thinker, that is, the objective scientist, is free and independent: “Only he who thinks is free and independent.” [...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 5
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 5

[PH: Quotation from www.wagnerheim.com, Page 375:] Wotan’s self-loathing offers us an entre into the inner motive of Wagner’s highly idiosyncratic version of anti-Semitism. For it appears that Wagner, like Wotan, could not tolerate the idea that all human beings, including the Germans or semi-mythic...
by alberich00
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 6
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Shapiro Consolations Critique Part 6

Ultimately, when Alberich says Wotan will be sinning against the real world if he co-opts Alberich’s Ring-power, i.e., if religious belief takes possession of the human mind and cramps its potential, Alberich is accusing Wotan (religious man) of intellectual dishonesty, saying Wotan does not have cl...