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Some ancient Greek perspectives on three praxial musical activities: composing, performing, and listening. Early founders of modern Western thought created boundaries and hierarchies among these three activities, in addition to

Some ancient Greek perspectives on three praxial musical activities: composing, performing, and listening. Early founders of modern Western thought created boundaries and hierarchies among these three activities, in addition to the scientific study of music. Under the dualistic conception of reality, or "truth," original musical works became objects. Plato stipulated the use of "good" songs, reserved composition for a select few, and believed that "goodness" in music could be determined objectively by society's leaders, a form of universal "truth" represented in artistic products.

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    • A Greek translation of a presentation given in English, with an English abstract, and a response by David J. Elliott, also in English. Published in a special issue of a journal published by the Greek Society for Music Education.

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    Humphreys, Jere T. “Plato’s Views on Three Modes of Music Education Praxis: Composing, Performing, and Listening.” Trans. to the Greek by Evita Simou. Musical Pedagogics. Special Issue: Praxial Philosophy of Music Education 4 (2007): 78-90, Polyvios Androutsos, ed., with an English abstract (p. 88) and a response (in English) by David J. Elliott (pp. 89-90).

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