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By Peter Kivy

Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism opposed to those that might placed literary interpretations at the absolute tune canon. partially I, the historic 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 song canon are tested and criticized. ultimately, 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 solution, and that the query will be thought of a major one for philosophers of artwork to contemplate, and to attempt to reply to with no attract representational or narrative content.

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