Epistemology is the study and investigation of the nature of knowledge, and related topics such as rationality, consciousness, perception, and questions of justification and explanation.
Epistemological questions in the philosophy of jazz are of the general form:
WHAT is known? How is it known, or not? How is it perceived?
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- Ep00. The history of jazz
- Ep0. Why and How should (the history of) jazz be studied in Philosophy of Jazz?
- Ep1. What does the ideal jazz musician know how to do?
- Ep2. To what extent can jazz and improvisation be taught?
- Ep3. On mistakes and jazz Improvisations
- Ep4. How do musical effects affect jazz?
- Ep5. Can music represent?
- Ep6. Will any musicians be playing jazz 10,000 years from now?
- Ep7. Can there be non-auditory music?
- Ep8. How could it be known that Australian jazz has a national musical identity (differing from American jazz)?
- Ep9. What does it take to understand what is jazz?
- Ep10. What kind of musician was Miles Davis?
- Ep11. What are the worst mistakes a jazz musician can make?
- Ep12. Must a musical style first become popular before it can mature into an art form?
- Ep13. When in jazz's musical development did it become an art form?
- Ep14. How will future jazz historians distinguish good from bad jazz as it develops in a culture?
- Ep15. Was jazz less diverse at the start of the 20th century than it is now?
- Ep16. What are jazz legend's notable accomplishments?
- Ep16*. What are jazz legend's notable accomplishments
- Ep17. Critique of criticisms of jazz
- Ep18. Can improvisation be recognized by listeners?
- Ep18*. Can improvisation be recognized by listeners
- Ep19. Essentialism in jazz discourse
- Ep20. Jazz Diaspora
- Ep21. Mistakes and jazz
- Ep22. Has jazz produced any musical works equaling the best of classical music?
- Ep22*. Has jazz produced any musical works equaling the best of classical music
- Ep23. Can jazz have any musical works or performances equaling the best of Western classical music?
- Ep23.* Can jazz have any musical works or performances equaling the best of Western classical music
- Ep24. Is jazz fundamentally untranslatable?
- Ep24*. Is jazz fundamentally untranslatable
- Ontdef1. What is a definition?
- Ontdef2. Arguments for the impossibility of defining jazz
- Ontmeta8. On the impossibility of definition
- Ontdef3. What is the definition of jazz?
- Ontdef4. Unhelpful definitions of jazz
- Ontdef5. Is free jazz jazz?
- Ontdef6. What are the differences between Dixieland and Bebop?
- Ontdef7. Features of jazz and definition of terms
- Ontdef8. What is a bicycle?
- Ontdef9. Coperican Revolution: What jazz is not
- Ontdef10. The etymology of the word "jazz"
Internet Resources for Jazz History
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Internet Resources on Epistemology