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Music as a manifestation of life: exploring enactivism and the ‘eastern perspective’ for music education

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The enactive approach to cognition is developed in the context of music and music education. I discuss how this embodied point of view affords a relational and bio-cultural perspective on music that decentres the Western focus on language, symbol and representation as the fundamental arbiters of meaning. I then explore how this ‘life-based’ approach to cognition and meaning-making offers a welcome alternative to standard Western academic approaches to music education. More specifically, I con...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00345

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Music Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6503-914X
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology More from this journal
Publication date:
2015-03-27
Acceptance date:
2015-03-11
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ISSN:
1664-1078
Pubs id:
pubs:844944
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uuid:a98c8a50-8639-4330-bc64-df629b4278ee
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pubs:844944
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844944
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2018-05-13

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