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Collaborative Temporality: Merleau-Ponty and The Phenomenology of Music

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dc.contributor.advisor Russon, John Elliott, Rachel 2019-01-03T16:09:32Z 2019-01-03T16:09:32Z 2018-12 2018-12-19 2019-01-03
dc.description.abstract Music seems to illuminate the lived experience of embodiment. Described phenomenologically, musical experience reveals what Maurice Merleau-Ponty in the Phenomenology of Perception calls the habit body. In articulating the habit body’s role in music, it becomes clear that music contains the possibility of expanding the habit body, but also of reinforcing or stabilizing it. I bring this insight to bear on work locating the intractability of oppression in rigid and inhibited habit bodies, perpetrated and undergone respectively. Finally, I show how my habit body account of musical experience significantly enhances our understanding of an important and widely reported feature of musical experience: the sense of empowered belonging. I identify a theoretical shortcoming in accounts that source the ‘we’ experience to being in time together and offer an account of collaborative temporality based in the habit body as remedy. In so doing, I identify what Edmund Husserl calls the openness of protentional expectation as the mode in which collaborative temporality can occur, suggesting that the ‘we’ experience found in music is an aspirational one. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Habit Body en_US
dc.subject body schema en_US
dc.subject protention en_US
dc.subject listening en_US
dc.subject synchrony en_US
dc.subject improvisation en_US
dc.subject temporality en_US
dc.subject gesture en_US
dc.subject developmental trauma en_US
dc.subject passivity en_US
dc.subject sensory-motor en_US
dc.subject tuning-in relationship en_US
dc.subject phenomenology en_US
dc.subject music en_US
dc.subject ontological security en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject expression en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.subject Merleau-Ponty en_US
dc.subject Alfred Schütz en_US
dc.title Collaborative Temporality: Merleau-Ponty and The Phenomenology of Music en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Philosophy en_US Doctor of Philosophy en_US Department of Philosophy en_US
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