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              The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature

              The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature (Paperback)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              Argues that there are distinct analogies between 'silent' reading and artistic performance. This book explores the act of reading. It discusses the history of reading and the transitions from reading aloud to reading silently, and the changing role of literature as communal, acti...ve experience to a more private endeavor.
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              ISBN 9781405188234
              Released NZ 3 Oct 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Directions in Aesthetics
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              The Seventh Sense: Francis Hutchenson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics
               

              The Seventh Sense: Francis Hutchenson and Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics (Paperback, Revised edition)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              Presents a study of the aesthetic theory of the great eighteenth-century philosopher Francis Hutcheson, and its influence on British aesthetics.

              ISBN 9780199260027
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2003
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Music, Language, and Cognition: And Other Essays in the Aesthetics of Music
               

              Music, Language, and Cognition: And Other Essays in the Aesthetics of Music (Hardback, New title)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              Music, Language, and Cognition is the third collection of Peter Kivy's seminal papers in the philosophy of music. In essays which span his earliest work in the field and his more recent contributions to journals, anthologies, and conference proceedings, Kivy considers the origin ...of music, the medium of expression in opera, the role of music in film, the nature of an 'ideal' performance, and the question of whether absolute music has a meaning, among other issues. Rich with critical analysis and informed by the history of both philosophy and music, this volume will be of interest to anyone who likes not only to listen to music, but to think about it as well.
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              ISBN 9780199217663
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              New Essays on Musical Understanding
               

              New Essays on Musical Understanding (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              Peter Kivy presents a selection of his new and recent writings on the philosophy of music, a subject to which he has for many years been one of the most eminent contributors. He explores such topics as musicology and its history, the nature of musical works, and the role of emoti...on in music.
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              ISBN 9780199246618
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2001
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics
               

              The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics (Paperback)

              Edited by Kivy, Peter

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              Presents a survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics. This book features eighteen commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music. It is suitable for courses in aesthetics, ar...t theory, and philosophy of art.
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              ISBN 9780631221319
              Released NZ 11 Dec 2003
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Blackwell Philosophy Guides
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              The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius
               

              The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kivy, Peter; Ky, Peter

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              The concept of genius intrigues us. Artistic geniuses have something other people don't have. In some cases that something seems to be a remarkable kind of inspiration that permits the artist to exceed his own abilities. It is as if the artist is suddenly possessed, as if some ou...tside force flows through him at the moment of creation. In other cases genius seems best explained as a natural gift. The artist is the possessor of an extra talent that enables the production of masterpiece after masterpiece. This book explores the concept of artistic genius and how it came to be symbolized by three great composers of the modern era: Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven. Peter Kivy, a leading thinker in musical aesthetics, delineates the two concepts of genius that were already well formed in the ancient world. Kivy then develops the argument that these concepts have alternately held sway in Western thought since the beginning of the eighteenth century. He explores why this pendulum swing from the concept of the possessor to the concept of the possessed has occurred and how the concepts were given philosophical reformulations as views toward Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven as geniuses changed in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.
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              ISBN 9780300180183
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2011
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Yale Series in the Philosophy & Theory of Art
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              New Essays on Musical Understanding
               

              New Essays on Musical Understanding (Hardback, New title)

              By Kivy, Peter

              • RRP: $263.00
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              Peter Kivy presents a selection of his new and recent writings on the philosophy of music, exploring such topics as musicology and its history, the nature of musical works, and the role of emotion in music, in a way that will attract the interest of philosophical and musical read...ers alike.
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              ISBN 9780198250838
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2001
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music
               

              Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              Peter Kivy presents a fascinating critical examination of the two rival ways of understanding instrumental music. He argues against 'literary' interpretation in terms of representational or narrative content, and defends musical formalism. Along the way he discusses interpretatio...ns of a range of works in the canon of absolute music.
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              ISBN 9780199596294
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Introduction to a Philosophy of Music
               

              Introduction to a Philosophy of Music (Paperback)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              Philosophy of music has flourished in the last 30 years, with great advances made in the understanding of the nature of music and its aesthetics. Peter Kivy now offers his personal introduction to philosophy of music, a clear and lively explanation of how he sees the most importa...nt and interesting philosophical issues relating to music.
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              ISBN 9780198250487
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2002
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Sounding Off: Eleven Essays in the Philosophy of Music
               

              Sounding Off: Eleven Essays in the Philosophy of Music (Hardback)

              By Kivy, Peter

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              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 o...f music as the pure, formal structure of expressive sound.
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              ISBN 9780199697526
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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