"The Birth of Dionysian Education (out of the Spirit of Music)? Part One"

Philosophy of Music Education Review, 22(1): 38-60. DOI: 10.2979/philmusieducrevi.22.1.38

Although much has been written about Nietzsche's views on education over the years, and much has also been written about Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, very little attention has been given to the meaning of, and need for, a Dionysian education. This article is an attempt to begin that project. Drawing Nietzsche's articulation of the Dionysian, Apollonian, and anti-Dionysian into the orbit of broader scholarship on Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, the author invites readers to think about what a Dionysian education might look like in a modern-day school setting, why such an education would be valuable, as well as some of the barriers to implementing such an education and the enjoyment of its fruits. Part One of this larger inquiry is followed by Part Two, where we consider what role rock music and philosophy might play in the high school classroom where a Dionysian education is fostered.


(My publication)Posted:May 01 2014, 01:00 AM by sdsteel
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