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The Phenomenology of a Simple Song: Expression, Creativity, and the Recovery of Aesthetics

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dc.contributor.advisor Balfour, Ian G.
dc.contributor.advisor Steigerwald, Joan
dc.contributor.advisor Coghlan, Michael
dc.creator Breit, Susan Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-11T18:06:16Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-11T18:06:16Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-12-16
dc.date.issued 2014-07-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/27602
dc.description.abstract Abstract By placing aesthetics as art back within the phenomena of experience, this work seeks to recover philosophical aesthetics from the marginal position into which it has been relegated. Merleau-Ponty’s thought and the perception of music lay a groundwork for ontology and epistemology less conditioned by Cartesian biases. Musical thinking highlights the rich content of thought, the dimensionality of meaning, and the need to place language back within the phenomena of expression. A phenomenology of expression by way of songwriting reveals a complex creative process, a good portion of which is not transparent (neither rooted in reflective thought nor consciously determined). There emerges a notion of subjectivity and intentionality that transcends and subtends the “I” with which we ordinarily identify. The lyre of Orpheus opens the doors of the unreflective life, the aesthetic dimension, the intimacy of the world that transcends us, and the generosity of the subjectivity that subtends us. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Aesthetics en_US
dc.subject Philosophy en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.title The Phenomenology of a Simple Song: Expression, Creativity, and the Recovery of Aesthetics en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Studies
dc.degree.name MA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.level Master's
dc.date.updated 2014-07-09T16:22:27Z
dc.subject.keywords Artistic practice en_US
dc.subject.keywords Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject.keywords Expression en_US
dc.subject.keywords Creativity en_US
dc.subject.keywords Aesthetics en_US
dc.subject.keywords Merleau-Ponty en_US
dc.subject.keywords Wittgenstein en_US
dc.subject.keywords Intentionality en_US
dc.subject.keywords Subjectivity en_US
dc.subject.keywords Creative process en_US
dc.subject.keywords Music en_US
dc.subject.keywords Marginalization of aesthetics en_US
dc.subject.keywords Methodology en_US
dc.subject.keywords Ontology en_US
dc.subject.keywords Linguistic theory en_US
dc.subject.keywords Meaning en_US
dc.subject.keywords Hermeneutics en_US
dc.subject.keywords Songwriting en_US
dc.subject.keywords Music en_US
dc.subject.keywords Poetry en_US
dc.subject.keywords Art en_US
dc.subject.keywords Whitehead en_US
dc.subject.keywords Intimacy en_US
dc.subject.keywords Aesthetic experience en_US

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