The debate concerning the ontological status of musical works is perhaps the most animated debate in contemporary analytic philosophy of music. In my view, progress requires a piecemeal approach. So in this article I hone in on one particular musical work concept â€“ that of the classical Western art musical work; that is, the work concept that regulates classical art-musical practice. I defend a fictionalist analysis â€“ a strategy recently suggested by Andrew Kania as potentially fruitful â€“ and I develop a version of such an analysis in line with a broad commitment to philosophical naturalism.
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|