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ERIC Number: EJ1106320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
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Struggling Musicians: Implications of the (Hegelian) Philosophy of Recognition for Music Education
Väkevä, Lauri
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v24 n1 p45-64 Spr 2016
Charles Taylor has argued that recognition is a vital human need. This essay discusses recognition as a philosophical concept, following a line of argumentation that can be traced back to Hegel's early philosophy. An important premise of this tradition is that because a subject's freedom is conditioned by other subjects, individual agency cannot develop without recognition. Moreover, recognition implies struggle, through which self-realization fulfills the conditions of ethical growth. I will examine the educational implications of these ideas in relation to contemporary social philosophy and pedagogical theory, focusing especially on the potential of the theory of social recognition as a critique of calls for symmetric pedagogy. Using Axel Honneth's work as a reflective surface, I will then draw some conclusions as to how to develop the concept of recognition within the contemporary philosophy of music education. Contains notes.
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Language: English
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