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Author Peters, Gary, 1952-

Title The philosophy of improvisation / Gary Peters.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  781.36 PET    Available
Description viii, 190 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-186) and index.
Contents Introduction : the sense of a beginning -- Scrap yard challenge : junkyard wars -- Freedom, origination, and irony -- Mimesis and cruelty -- Improvisation, origination, and re-novation -- Conclusion : improvisation, thinking, writing.
Summary "Improvisation is usually either lionized as an ecstatic experience of being in the moment or disparaged as the thoughtless recycling of cliches. Eschewing both of these orthodoxies, The Philosophy of Improvisation ranges across the arts - from music to theater, dance to comedy - and considers the improvised dimension of philosophy itself in order to elaborate an innovative concept of improvisation." "Gary Peters turns to many of the major thinkers within continental philosophy - including Heidegger, Nietzsche, Adorno, Kant, Benjamin, and Deleuze - offering readings of their reflections on improvisation and exploring improvisational elements within their thinking."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Improvisation (Music)
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
ISBN 9780226662787 cloth alkaline paper
0226662780 cloth alkaline paper
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