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ERIC Number: EJ1077038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Heidegger and Jazz: Musical Propositions of Truth and the Essence of Creativity
Thwaites, Trevor
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v21 n2 p120-135 Fall 2013
Creativity is inextricably linked to the ontology of being; as the history of philosophy frequently shows, it encompasses both the need to transform and be transformed. In this essay I examine the notion of "being creative" on the way to opening up our relationship to the essence of creativity, taking Heidegger's interpretation of essence as the way in which something is revealed and endures. I ask what is meant by a creative act and how does the harnessing of creativity compel it to do what it does. Such questioning requires thinking and, in the context of this essay, if we regard thinking as a set comprising hearing and seeing, then sensible hearing and seeing is taken into the realm of non-sensible perception, that is, "thinking." I draw throughout almost exclusively on the writings of Heidegger and exemplify through factical considerations in jazz.
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Language: English
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