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Uncomfortable with Immanence: The Nature and Value of Music and Music Education as Singular or Supplemental

Bennett Reimer

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780195394733
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195394733.013.0006

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Uncomfortable with Immanence: The Nature and Value of Music and Music Education as Singular or Supplemental

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For Ellen Dissanayake, immanence is a central construct in relation to the nature and value of music and the other arts. It may be defined as a quality of experience characterized by an internal reality, dwelling inside the self as the personal subjectivity. Yet at present, many scholars and researchers in the arts have become not only uncomfortable with, but even suspicious of, immanence as a defining or consequential feature of music and the arts. This article examines the decline of emphasis on that feature as it has occurred in recent years, causing Dissanayake, along with various others, the concern that music and arts education may suffer in serious ways from its neglect.

Keywords: Ellen Dissanayake; internal reality; arts education; music education; immanence in art

Article.  8398 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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