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Artworld Metaphysics$
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Robert Kraut

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199228126

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228126.001.0001

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Why Does Jazz Matter to Aesthetic Theory?

Why Does Jazz Matter to Aesthetic Theory?

(p.44) 3 Why Does Jazz Matter to Aesthetic Theory?
Artworld Metaphysics

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The goal of this chapter is to determine the role, if any, that jazz performance might play in motivating and/or evaluating an aesthetic theory. The upshot is that jazz is theoretically relevant insofar as it presents itself to engaged performers and listeners as a mode of musical conversation: the phenomenology of linguistic interaction dominates the genre. Focus upon jazz thus encourages the idea that artforms—even those that appear to be understandable ”in isolation”—must be approached as instances of conversational, linguistic phenomena.

Keywords:   jazz, Bell, Danto, art‐as‐language, music‐as‐conversation

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