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ERIC Number: EJ910935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Robust Praxialism and the Anti-Aesthetic Turn
Alperson, Philip
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v18 n2 p171-193 Fall 2010
In this paper I retrace the line of thought that led me to the position of a praxial philosophy of music education, from a perspective 20 years after the inaugural meeting of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education. I discuss how I conceive of the general project of the philosophy of music education and recapitulate some of the strategies that might be deployed. In doing this I stress the "robust" or radical nature of the praxial program. I then address what I call the "anti-aesthetic" turn that some writers have taken with respect to the praxial position. I argue that there is no principled reason to adopt such a position and that, among other things, such a position undermines the reach and threatens the cogency of a robust praxial program. I end with a few comments on what I take to be the prospects of a praxial approach to the philosophy of music education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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