By Peter Kivy

ISBN-10: 0199562806

ISBN-13: 9780199562800

ISBN-10: 0199596298

ISBN-13: 9780199596294

Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism opposed to those that might placed literary interpretations at the absolute track canon. partially I, the old origins of either the literary interpretation of absolute song and musical formalism are laid out. partly II, particular makes an attempt to place literary interpretations on a number of works of absolutely the song canon are tested and criticized. eventually, partly III, the query is raised as to what
the human importance of absolute song is, if it doesn't lie in its representational or narrative content material. the answer's that, as but, philosophy has no resolution, and that the query can be thought of a big one for philosophers of paintings to think about, and to aim to respond to with no charm to
representational or narrative content.

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