Every performance is a stage: musical stage theory as a novel account for the ontology of musical works

Moruzzi, Caterina (2018) Every performance is a stage: musical stage theory as a novel account for the ontology of musical works. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism . ISSN 1540-6245 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper defends Musical Stage Theory as a novel account of the ontology of musical works. Its main claim is that a musical work is a performance. The significance of this argument is twofold. First, it demonstrates the availability of an alternative, and ontologically tenable, view to well-established positions in the current debate on musical metaphysics. Second, it shows how the revisionary approach of Musical Stage Theory actually provides a better account of the ontological status of musical works.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 10:53
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 10:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51320

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