Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature by Peter Kivy

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By Peter Kivy

Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism opposed to those that could positioned literary interpretations at the absolute tune canon. partially I, the ancient origins of either the literary interpretation of absolute track and musical formalism are laid out. partially II, particular makes an attempt to place literary interpretations on numerous works of absolutely the track canon are tested and criticized. eventually, partly III, the query is raised as to what
the human importance of absolute tune 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 might be thought of a major one for philosophers of paintings to think about, and to aim to reply to with no attraction to
representational or narrative content.

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