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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 song canon. partially I, the ancient 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 quite a few works of absolutely the tune canon are tested and criticized. ultimately, partly III, the query is raised as to what
the human value 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 can be thought of an immense one for philosophers of paintings to contemplate, and to attempt to respond to with out charm to
representational or narrative content.

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