Musical Perdurantism and the Problem of Intermittent Existence

Musical Perdurantism and the Problem of Intermittent Existence Recently, a number of philosophers have defended a novel, materialist view on the nature of musical works—musical perdurantism. According to this view, musical works are a peculiar kind of concreta, namely perduring mereological sums of performances and/or other concrete entities. One problem facing musical perdurantism stems from the thought that if this view is correct, then virtually no musical work can exist in a continuous, non-intermittent fashion. The aim of this paper is to expound this problem and show that it cannot be plausibly solved by a musical perdurantist. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Grazer Philosophische Studien Brill

Musical Perdurantism and the Problem of Intermittent Existence

Grazer Philosophische Studien, Volume 94 (1-2): 1 – Oct 20, 2016

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Brill
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© 2016 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Articles
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0165-9227
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1875-6735
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10.1163/18756735-000004
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Abstract

Recently, a number of philosophers have defended a novel, materialist view on the nature of musical works—musical perdurantism. According to this view, musical works are a peculiar kind of concreta, namely perduring mereological sums of performances and/or other concrete entities. One problem facing musical perdurantism stems from the thought that if this view is correct, then virtually no musical work can exist in a continuous, non-intermittent fashion. The aim of this paper is to expound this problem and show that it cannot be plausibly solved by a musical perdurantist.

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Grazer Philosophische StudienBrill

Published: Oct 20, 2016

Keywords: metaphysics of art; ontology of art; ontology of music; musical works; musical perdurantism

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