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Title: From Ancient Greece to the Present Day: Reflections on Personhood, Music and Music Education
Contributor(s): Walker, Robert  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14715
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390305 Professional education and training
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Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: undefined
160303 Teacher and instructor development
160302 Pedagogy
Abstract: Throughout this chapter Walker links contemporary attitudes and responses to music with the Hellenic foundations of western thought on such matters, and their evolution over the last two millennia. The idea of personhood is central to the various historical and contemporary theories thought to explain music's effects on our behaviour. Questions such as whether or not personhood involves individual freedom of interpretation and judgement, or is constrained by universal laws limiting such freedom, are central to the arguments that have characterized western thought from Plato to Nietzsche and Derrida. And many of the questions raised by Plato and many of the thinkers of ancient Greece are still largely unanswered.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Personhood and Music Learning: Connecting Perspectives and Narratives, p. 354-370
Publisher: Canadian Music Educators' Association
Place of Publication: Ontario, Canada
ISBN: 9780981203812
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/197952692
Series Name: Research to Practice
Series Number : 5
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Editor: Editor(s): Susan A O'Neill
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