Music as Affective Scaffolding

In David Clarke, Ruth Herbert & Eric Clarke (eds.), Music and Consciousness II. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

For 4E cognitive science, minds are embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended. Proponents observe that we regularly ‘offload’ our thinking onto body and world: we use gestures and calculators to augment mathematical reasoning, and smartphones and search engines as memory aids. I argue that music is a beyond-the-head resource that affords offloading. Via this offloading, music scaffolds access to new forms of thought, experience, and behaviour. I focus on music’s capacity to scaffold emotional consciousness, including the self-regulative processes constitutive of emotional consciousness. In developing this idea, I consider the ‘material’ and ‘worldmaking’ character music, and I apply these considerations to two case studies: music as a tool for religious worship, and music as a weapon for torture.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Moribund music: can classical music be saved?Carolyn Beckingham - 2009 - Portland: Sussex Academic Press.
Music & meaning.Jenefer Robinson (ed.) - 1997 - Ithaca [N.Y.]: Cornell University Press.
Music.Nicholas Cook - 2010 - New York, NY: Sterling.
Philosophy and music.Jerrold Levinson - 2009 - Topoi 28 (2):119-123.
The philosophy of music.Andrew Kania - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Musicing, Materiality, and the Emotional Niche.Joel Krueger - 2015 - Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 14 (3):43-62.
Why music moves us.Jeanette Bicknell - 2009 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
‘Working With’ Music: A Heideggerian perspective of music education.David Lines - 2005 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 (1):65-75.
Music, meaning and media.Erkki Pekkilä, David Neumeyer & Richard Littlefield (eds.) - 2006 - Helsinki: University of Helsinki.
Formalized music.Iannis Xenakis - 1971 - Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-12-12

Downloads
999 (#11,472)

6 months
114 (#26,452)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Joel Krueger
University of Exeter

References found in this work

Phenomenology of perception.Maurice Merleau-Ponty - 1945 - Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: The Humanities Press. Edited by Donald A. Landes.
The Emotions.Nico H. Frijda - 1986 - Cambridge University Press.
Scaffoldings of the affective mind.Giovanna Colombetti & Joel Krueger - 2015 - Philosophical Psychology 28 (8):1157-1176.
Embodied Cognition.Lawrence A. Shapiro - 2010 - New York: Routledge.

View all 46 references / Add more references