The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano. In this lyrical essay on philosophy and music-making, Noudelmann contends that the piano provides another kind of "voice" for a philosopher, one that channels different rhythms and tones than those we hear in their writing and speech. And in understanding their music, we have a different means of understanding their philosophical outlooks. Drawing heavily on the philosophical discipline of phenomenology, Noudelmann's highly original book shows that engaging with the piano allowed these philosophers to re-think how they experienced and understood the world. Noudelmann shows that piano-playing is a …" /> The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano. In this lyrical essay on philosophy and music-making, Noudelmann contends that the piano provides another kind of "voice" for a philosopher, one that channels different rhythms and tones than those we hear in their writing and speech. And in understanding their music, we have a different means of understanding their philosophical outlooks. Drawing heavily on the philosophical discipline of phenomenology, Noudelmann's highly original book shows that engaging with the piano allowed these philosophers to re-think how they experienced and understood the world. Noudelmann shows that piano-playing is a …" /> The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano. In this lyrical essay on philosophy and music-making, Noudelmann contends that the piano provides another kind of "voice" for a philosopher, one that channels different rhythms and tones than those we hear in their writing and speech. And in understanding their music, we have a different means of understanding their philosophical outlooks. Drawing heavily on the philosophical discipline of phenomenology, Noudelmann's highly original book shows that engaging with the piano allowed these philosophers to re-think how they experienced and understood the world. Noudelmann shows that piano-playing is a …" />