By Peter Kivy
the human importance of absolute song 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 may be thought of an immense one for philosophers of paintings to contemplate, and to aim to respond to with out allure to
representational or narrative content.
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