Roger Savage’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the connections between hermeneutics, critical theory, music criticism, aesthetics, and politics. He is the author of Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophical Anthropology as Hermeneutics of Liberation: Freedom, Justice, and the Power of Imagination, Music, Time, and Its Other: Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity, Hermeneutics and Music Criticism, and Structure and Sorcery: The Aesthetics of Post-War Serial Composition and Indeterminacy. He also edited Paul Ricoeur and the Lived Body and Paul Ricoeur in the Age of Hermeneutical Reason: Poetics, Praxis, and Critique. Professor Savage has published articles in Philosophy Today, Études Ricoeuriennes/Ricoeur Studies, Philosophy and Literature, the Journal of French Philosophy, Social Imaginaries, Buhdi, Studia Paedagogica Ignatiana, The World of Music, Telos, The European Legacy, the British Journal of Aesthetics, ex tempore, Symposium, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, and Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology. His articles have also appeared in translation in 追隨呂格爾閱讀: Reading After Ricoeur, Logoi, and Archivio di Filosofia. He is a contributing author to the Oxford Handbook of the Phenomenology of Music Cultures, Paul Ricoeur and the Lived Body, Finitude and Meaning: Essays on Paul Ricoeur’s and Jan Patocka’s Views on History, The Ambiguity of Justice: New Perspectives on Paul Ricoeur’s Approach to Justice, Ideology and Utopia in the Twenty-First Century: The Surplus of Meaning in Ricoeur’s Conception of the Dialectical Relationship of Ideology and Utopia, Paul Ricoeur in the Age of Hermeneutical Reason, Protest Music in the Twentieth Century,Ricoeur across the Disciplines, and Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophy. He co-edited Perspectives in Systematic Musicology: Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology and has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences.
Professor Savage was a 2010 Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway), where he taught and conducted research on cultural politics and Irish traditional music. In 2014 he was the recipient of a Moore Institute Visiting Fellowship at NUI, Galway. He is a founding member of the Society for Ricoeur Studies, for which he is also a past president.
Music criticism, aesthetics and politics, hermeneutics and critical theory.
D.Phil., University of Sussex, England; M.M., McGill University; B.M., University of Saskatchewan