Introduction to a Philosophy of Music

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Clarendon Press, 2002 - Music - 283 pages
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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 center 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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User Review  - amydross - LibraryThing

Tries to be everything to everyone, and winds up being nothing much at all. Kivy has theories a-plenty about what music is and what it does, but for this reader at least, they neither convinced nor provoked. Read full review

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User Review  - Paulette R - Goodreads

I can't finish reading a book that gets Plato so WRONG. I just kept wondering what else he'd gotten wrong. So I put it down after 10-15 pages. Read full review

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About the author (2002)


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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