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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. partly I, the ancient origins of either the literary interpretation of absolute tune and musical formalism are laid out. partly II, particular makes an attempt to place literary interpretations on a number of works of absolutely the tune canon are tested and criticized. eventually, partially 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 resolution, and that the query could be thought of a massive one for philosophers of paintings to think about, and to aim to reply to with no attract representational or narrative content.

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