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Title: Embodiment, expression and the experience of music
Author: Windsor, Carmen
ISNI:       0000 0001 3570 7450
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis aims to show how the notion of embodiment serves to create a robust theory of musical expression. Part I describes 'The Problem' of the disembodied legacy left in the wake of Descartes, and shows that many existing theories of musical expression tend to become unstable and/or incoherent if read in light of a disembodied theory of mind. In Part n, 'The Materials', I gather together relevant and significant insights from Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty and introduce the recent neuroscientific research on mirror neurons that I plan to implement in Part III, 'The Solution'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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