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Music Cognition, Internalism and the Extended Mind

  • Author / Creator
    Kersten, Luke
  • This thesis aims to advance the study of music cognition by examining its philosophical foundations. It is argued that music cognition is problematically committed to a particular, questionable philosophical mode of thought about the mind and cognition known as internalism. In response, an alternative approach to music psychology is offered. This wide music psychology presents a non-internalist approach to music cognition research. It is further argued that within wide music psychology music cognition is extended.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3639KC1M
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Philosophy
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Wilson, Robert (Philosophy)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Frishkopf, Michael (Music)
    • Tessier, Anne-Michelle (Linguistics)
    • Dawson, Michael (Psychology)
    • Wilson, Robert (Philosophy)