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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. partly I, the historic origins of either the literary interpretation of absolute song 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, partially 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 may be thought of a tremendous one for philosophers of artwork to think about, and to aim to respond to with out attract representational or narrative content.

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