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MADRID, Nuria Sánchez. Philosophy, tone and musical illusion in Kant: from the vivification of mind by sound to the reception of the tone of reason. Trans/Form/Ação [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp. 47-72. ISSN 0101-3173.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732012000100005.

This article intends, firstly, to enrich the study of the role that the concept of tone plays in Kantian idea of reason, by extending it to the analysis of music as art of sounds, which the Critique of Judgment fulfills. Secondly, it aims to determine the grounds that could explain why the mathematics, due to the specificity of the philosophical method and the physical reception of music, respectively, are itself incapable to express the procedures of reason and of the art of sounds. Finally, it points out a similarity between reason and music concerning their common rejection of succumbing to the Schwärmerei, although the distance which divides them as two contrary ways to exercise and promote the life and its feeling.

Keywords : Critique; Reason; Tone; Music; Mathematics; Modes of holding-to-be-true; Feeling of Life.

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