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Impetus, imagination and shared experience in aesthetic communication
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Music and dance.
2008 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Our presentation will take an ongoing philosophical work of aesthetic communication as a starting point (Ferm & Thorgersen, 2007). The last couple of years we have been combining the philosophies of life-world-phenomenology and pragmatist aesthetics to develop a theory on the dynamic processes of aesthetic communication in learning environments. The main philosophers in this work have been, Dewey, Shusterman, and Merleau-Ponty. In both pragmatism and phenomenology there is room for analysing social dynamics as well as subject's meaning-making, but where the phenomenologist often prefer to take the subject's bodily position as a point of departure, the pragmatist often take social change in relation to individual growth as a starting point. We have had a special focus on awareness as a tool for illuminating the complex phenomenon. The dimensions that have been revealed are: Awareness of oneself, awareness of others, awareness of means of expression and awareness of role and responsibility in communication. We have also tried to develop the relation between philosophy and practice (Thorgersen, 2007, Ferm, 2007, Ferm, 2008). The developing thoughts that we want to present and discuss in our presentation concerns the shared nature of experience in the processes of aesthetic communication. Experience seen as shared, opens up for ways of regarding aesthetic communication in education where expression of oneself, roles in communication, means of expression and others are significant factors. We want to examine how dimensions of impetus and imagination work in the developing processes from recollected experience to future experience, in other words situations where aesthetic experiences are shared and developed. We will go further into the earlier mentioned philosophers' writings about these specific aspects of aesthetic communication and develop the philosophy connected to aesthetic communication in educational settings.

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Keyword [en]
Aesthetic subjects - Music
Keyword [sv]
Estetiska ämnen - Musikvetenskap
Research subject
Music Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28664Local ID: 28be89f0-f2ae-11dd-a323-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1001867
International Network of Philosophers of Education. Conference : 09/08/2008 - 12/08/2008
Godkänd; 2008; 20090204 (kettho)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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