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Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

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2017.10.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gary Peters, Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature, University of Chicago Press, 2017, 288 pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 13: 9780226452623. Reviewed by John M Carvalho, Villanova University Gary Peters introduces his book by stating emphatically, "I am not a philosopher" and, "to be absolutely clear," this book "is not a philosophical text" (1). At the same time, the book jacket identifies him as chair of philosophy and performance at York St. John University and as the author of two ostensibly philosophical books, Irony and Singularity and The Philosophy of Improvisation.[1] He seems to regard a philosophical text as one which clarifies, interprets or critiques what other philosophers have said (1), which is effectively what he appears to do in the entry "In the Moment: Improvisation and Time Consciousness" for the Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisational Studies. For. . .

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