Wayne Bowman and Ana Lucía Frega

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780195394733
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks


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This article introduces the aims and assumptions of the book. It evaluates the range of philosophical practice; music, education, and philosophy as practices; greater inclusiveness in philosophical inquiry; and tolerance, complexity, plurality, and change. This handbook intends to show something of the richness and diversity of philosophical practice in ways that may lead to a more vital, grounded, and inclusive understanding of its importance to the field of music education. Music education's disciplinary specializations stand to benefit significantly from philosophical inquiry and, at the same time, they have a great deal to contribute to it.

Keywords: music education; music-education philosophy; philosophical practice; philosophical inquiry

Article.  5791 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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