Albrecht Wellmer is emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. He wrote several books, including The Persistence of Modernity. Essays on Aesthetics, Ethics, and Postmodernism (1993), Endgames. The Irreconcilable Nature of Modernity (2000), Sprachphilosophie (2004) and Wie Worte Sinn machen (2007). In 2009 his monograph Versuch über Musik und Sprache will be published.