1. The Nature of Artistic Performance

  1. David Davies

Published Online: 14 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343458.ch1

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

How to Cite

Davies, D. (2011) The Nature of Artistic Performance, in Philosophy of the Performing Arts, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444343458.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Foundations of the Philosophy of the Arts

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philip Alperson

Series Editor Information

  1. Temple University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188029

Online ISBN: 9781444343458



  • The Nature of Artistic Performance;
  • What is a Performance?;
  • Institutional Theories of Artistic Performance;
  • Aesthetic Theories of Artistic Performance;
  • Artistic Performance and Artistic Regard;
  • “philosophical questions”;
  • “artistic performances”;
  • “the performing arts”;
  • “quite a performance”;
  • “established practices”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is a Performance?

  • Institutional Theories of Artistic Performance

  • Aesthetic Theories of Artistic Performance

  • Artistic Performance and Artistic Regard

  • Overview