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An Ontological Justification for Contextual Authenticity

Morizzi, Caterina

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Caterina Morizzi


In this paper I defend a contextualist interpretation of authenticity in musical performance: we judge a performance as authentic not in respect to a stable set of requirements but according to contextually determined factors. This solution is the natural outcome of an independently supported ontological account of musical works: Musical Stage Theory. The aim of the paper is to give new momentum to the debate concerning the notion of authenticity and to challenge a monistic interpretation of authenticity: there is not one authenticity but many.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 5, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 29, 2019
Publication Date Jul 29, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 21, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 31, 2019
Journal The British Journal of Aesthetics
Print ISSN 0007-0904
Electronic ISSN 1468-2842
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 59
Issue 4
Pages 413-427
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