Musical materialism and the inheritance problem

Analysis 72 (2):252-259 (2012)

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Chris Tillman
University of Manitoba
Joshua Spencer
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Abstract
Some hold that musical works are fusions of, or coincide with, their performances. But if performances contain wrong notes, won't works inherit that property? We say ‘no’
Keywords Musical Works  Inheritance  Material Constitution  Coincident Objects  Grounding  Composition as identity  Priority
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans042
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