Introduction to a Philosophy of Music

Paperback | May 1, 2002

byPeter Kivy

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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 livelyexplanation 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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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 livelyexplanation of how he sees the most important and...

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).
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.66 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198250487

ISBN - 13:9780198250487

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Preface1. Philosophy of...2. A Little History3. Emotions in the Music4. A Little More History5. Formalism6. Enhanced Formalism7. The Emotions in You8. Foes of Formalism9. First the Words: Then the Music10. Words without Songs11. The Work12. And the Performace Thereof13. Why Should you Listen?Readings and References, Index