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Not music, but musics: A case for conceptual pluralism in aesthetics

Currie, Adrian; Killin, Anton


We argue for conceptual pluralism about music. In our view, there is no right answer to the question ‘What is music?’ divorced from some context or interest. Instead, there are several, non-equivalent music concepts suited to different interests – from within some tradition or practice, or by way of some research question or field of inquiry. We argue (1) that unitary definitions of music are problematic, (2) that the role music concepts play in various research questions should motivate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Estetika : The Central European Journal of Aesthetics


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