Introduction to a Philosophy of Music
By (author) Peter Kivy
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Introduction to a Philosophy of Music by Peter Kivy
Book DescriptionPhilosophy 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198250487
(202mm x 136mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Kivy
De Gustibus, Hardback (October 2015)
Peter Kivy deals with a question that has never been fully addressed by philosophers of art: why do we argue about art? If I think Bach is greater than Beethoven and you think the opposite, why should it matter to either of us? He claims that we argue over taste because we think, mistakenly or not, that we are arguing over matters of fact.
Sounding Off, Hardback (June 2012)
This volume presents a selection of lively essays on philosophy of music by Peter Kivy, the leading expert on the subject. He explores the nature of musical genius; the subject of authenticity in performance and interpretation; musical representation and meaning; and the notion of music as the pure, formal structure of expressive sound.
Once-told Tales, Hardback (April 2011)» View all books by Peter Kivy
Drawing comparisons with other art forms, this book examines the role of aesthetic features in silent reading, such as narrative structure, and the core experience of reading a novel as a story rather than a scholarly exercise.
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Author Biography - Peter Kivy
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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