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Overview

"Philosophy of music has flourished in the last thirty years, with great advances made in the understanding of the nature of music and its aesthetics. Peter Kivy has been at the centre of this flourishing, and now offers his personal introduction to philosophy of music, a clear and lively explanation of how he sees the most important and interesting philosophical issues relating to music." Anyone interested in music will find this a stimulating introduction to some fascinating questions and ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198250487
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/29/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,430,445
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Kivy is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is the author of New Essays on Musical Understanding, also published by Oxford University Press (2001).

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Philosophy of ... 1
2 A Little History 14
3 Emotions in the Music 31
4 A Little More History 49
5 Formalism 67
6 Enhanced Formalism 88
7 The Emotions in you 110
8 Foes of Formalism 135
9 First the Words; Then the Music 160
10 Narration and Representation 182
11 The Work 202
12 And the Performance thereof 224
13 Why should you Listen? 251
Readings and References 264
Index 275
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