Philosophy of Music Education Challenged: Heideggerian Inspirations

Music, Education and Personal Development

  • Frederik Pio
  • Øivind Varkøy

Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Technical Rationality and Nihilism

  3. Music and Being

  4. Musical Experience

  5. Bildung and Truth

About this book


This volume offers key insights into the crisis of legitimization that music as a subject of arts education seems to be in. Music as an educational subject is under intense pressure, both economically, due to the reduction of education budgets, as well as due to a loss of status with policy makers. The contributions in this book illuminate Martin Heidegger’s thinking as a highly cogent theoretical framework for understanding the nature and depth of this crisis.

The contributors explore from various angles the relationship between the pressure on music education and the foundations of our technical and rationalized modern society, and lead the way on the indispensable first steps towards reconnecting the cultural practices of education with music and its valuable contributions to personal development.


Adorno, Heidegger and Music Education Attunement in music education Being - between techne and power Bildung and Music Education Foucault's Pendulum - and the Ontological Reversal Heidegger Education Heidegger, Bloch and Gadamer as theoreticians Jazz musician philosophy Music Philosophy Music education responses Music, Didaktik, Bildung New European perspective on Bildung Philosophy of music education Relevance for Praxis oblivion-of-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Frederik Pio
    • 1
  • Øivind Varkøy
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Educ.Aarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Norwegian Academy of MusicOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9318-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9319-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-4528
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0069
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