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Towards a wide approach to improvisation
This paper pursues two main aims. First, it distinguishes two kinds of improvisation: expert and inexpert. Expert improvisation is a (usually artistic) practice that the agent consciously sets as their goal and is evaluated according to (usually artistic) standards of improvisation. Inexpert improvisation, by contrast, supports and structures the agentâ s action as it moves them towards their (usually everyday life) goals and is evaluated on its success leading the agent to the achievement of those goals. The second aim is to describe inexpert improvisation as a robustly distributed affair, one that involves the ongoing integration of embodied practices with social and material resources within our surrounding environments. On the wide approach to improvisation fostered in this paper, inexpert improvisation is claimed to be our default way of inhabiting our world.
Expert improvisation , Inexpert improvisation , Intention , Extended mind , Mental institutions
Krueger, J. and Salice, A. (2021) 'Towards a wide approach to improvisation', in Ravn, S., Høffding, S. and McGuirk, J. (eds) Philosophy of Improvisation. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 50-69.
© 2021, the Authors. All rights reserved. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Ravn, S., Høffding, S. and McGuirk, J. (eds) Philosophy of Improvisation, available online: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003090076-5/towards-wide-approach-improvisation-joel-krueger-alessandro-salice