Monday, November 22, 2021



Bryan Magee (1930-2019), The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000), p. 368:
There are a number of other reasons for the egregious awfulness of these writings. Perhaps the most understandable intellectually is the projection backwards in time of attitudes that we ourselves hold very strongly today but which did not characterize the nineteenth century. We judge people of the past by standards that had not been formed at the time when they lived.

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