The Direction of Music Education as Culture and Arts Education from a Contemporary Aesthetic Perspective

De Chang Ju, Yoon Hee Seo, Sun Young Park, Mi Seol Choi
page. 79~101 / 2023 Vol.52 No.2
e-ISSN 2713-3788
p-ISSN 1229-4179
Received 2023-02-28
Revised 2023-04-04
Accepted 2023-04-25


This study examined the aesthetic viewpoints of Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, and Lyotard in order to present a criterion of logical suitability to promote music subject education as cultural arts education. Conclusions are following. First, subjective self-awareness must be developed through convergence and complex art activities using new perception methods and various technological media. Second, existence of learners and instructors should not be concealed by finding ways to artistically utilize technology that is faithful to the essence of art, and through this, learners should not sink into the convenience of technology. Third, it is necessary to cultivate a new music culture that does not settle for the existing one by fostering a critical eye through aesthetic thinking. Fourth, students' artistic experiences should be shared and enjoyed from a pluralistic point of view.

Keyword :


Adorno, T. W. (1970a). Erziehung zur mündigkeit. Frankfur am Main: Suhrkamp.

Adorno, T. W. (1970b). Marginalien zu theorie und praxis. In Stichworte. Kritische Modelle 2, 3. Farnkfurt am Main: Aufl.

Adorno, T. W. (1972a). Einleitung zur einer Diskussion über die "Theorie der Halbbildung." In Soziologische Schriften I, Ges. Schriften, Bd. 8. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Adorno, T. W. (1972b). Ästhetische Theorie. Ges. Schriften, Bd. 7. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Adorno, T. W. (1972c). Das Altern der Neuen Musik. In Dissonanzen. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Adorno, T. W. (1973). Die Idee de Naturgeschichte. In Philosophische Früschriften, Ges. Schriften, Bd. 1. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Adorno, T. W. (1975a). Negative dialektik. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Adorno, T. W. (1975b). Philosophie der neuen Musik. Ges. Schriften Bd. 12. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Bae, C. Y. (2002). Lyotard's postmodern theory of art. Chulhak-ronchong, 27, 115-135.

Benjamin, W. (1936a). Walter Benjamin's literary art theory. Trans. Ban. S. W. (2005). Seoul: Minumsa.

Benjamin, W. (1936b). Walter Benjamin selection II: The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction. Trans. Choi. S. M. (2007). Seoul: Book Publishing Gil.

Sobral, C., Antonio, M., & Santos, D. (2015). Truth in music on the thought of Martin Heidegger. Música Hodie, 15(2), 167-175.

Choi, J. K. (2021). Tasks of music education for post-digital era: Focusing on philosophical considerations about technology and art. Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, 50(4), 175-197. [Crossref]

Chung, J. W. (2017) Contemplating social discourses on arts education in 21st century and implications for music education. Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, 46(4), 153-174. [Crossref]

Nietzsche, F. (1882). "Die froliche Wissenschaft", In Kritische Gesamtausgabe. Bd. 5-2. Hrsg. von Giorgio Colli und Mazzino Montinari. Berlin 1967-1993. Die frohlich Wissenschaft.

Ha, S. K. (2021). Walter Benjamin's historical-dialectic philosophy of art - Focusing on the concepts of "possibility of reproduction", "technology", "possibility of improvement", and "potential for exhibition". Koreanische Kant-Gesellschaft, 47, 87-132. [Crossref]

Harari, Y. N. (2014). Sapiens: A brief history of humankind. London: Vintage.

Heidegger, M. (1929). Sein und Zeit (2nd ed.). Halle: Aufl.

Heidegger, M. (1961). NietzscheⅡ. Neske.

Heidegger, M. (1962). Die Technik und die Kehre. Trans. Lee, K. S. (1993). Paju: Seokwangsa.

Heidegger, M. (1966). EinfÜhrung in die Mataphysik (3rd ed.). TÜbingen: Aufl.

Heidegger, M. (2008). The question concerning technology. Trans. Lee, K. S. (2011). Seoul: Leehaksa,

Ju, D. C. (2009). Educational value of music in Schiller's "Aesthetic education," Schopenhauer's "Salvation," and Adorno's "Negative dialectics". Music and Culture, 20, 151-183. [Crossref]

Kim, H. S. (2000). Heidegger's technique. Journal of the Daedong Philosophical Association, 11, 63-92.

Kim, J., Lee, S., & Lee, D. (2019). Musical audition reality shows from the viewpoint of the media aesthetics of Walter Benjamin with a focus on JTBC's . Culture and Convergence, 41(6), 145-184. [Crossref]

Kim, K. (2021). A philosophical thinking of the direction of music education in the fourth industrial revolution: An educational study based on the media aesthetics of Walter Benjamin. Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, 50(1), 1-17. [Crossref]

Kim, K. H. (2022). Educational recasting AI-based music education: The discussion on the role of music educators. Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, 51(4), 55-75. [Crossref]

Kim, N. S. (2015). The meaning of techniques in Walter Benjamin's art theory. New reading of his article "The work of Art in the age of mechanical reproduction". The Korean Society of Aesthetics, 81(2), 49-86.

Kim, T., & Ahn, H. (2011). Product aura based on aura definition by Walter Benjamin. Journal of the Korean Society of Design Culture, 17(4), 128-137.

Kim, Y. Y. (2018). A study on Martin Heidegger's art theory: The overcoming and retrieval of modern metaphysical aesthetics. Mater thesis, Seoul National University.

Lee, C. S., & Tschong, Y. K. (2019). A pedagogical analysis and meaning of arts and cultural education: Focused on educational standard of arts and cultural education by Korea arts & culture education service. Journal of Education & Culture, 25(5), 1125-1148.

Lee, K. D. (2016). Extended art. Korea Society Broadcasting Media Magazine, 21(2), 20-29.

Lee, Y. T. (2015). Heidegger's critique of science. Researches in Contemporary European Philosophy, 38, 155-183.

Lemmermann, H. (1978). Musikunterricht. Hinweise - Bemerkungen: Erfahrungen - Anregungen. Bad Heilbrunn: Julius Klinkhardt.

Lyotard, J. F. (1984). The postmodern condition: A report on knowledge. Trans. Geoff, B. & Brian M. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Lyotard, J. F. (1992). Postmodern explained: Correspondence 1982-1985. Trans. Don B., Bernadette M., Julian P., Virginia S. & Morgan T. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Phillips, W. (2015). Metaphysics and music in Adorno and Heidegger. Springer. [Crossref]

Shim. H. R. (2001). Uber den Aurabegriff von Walter Benjamin. A Journal of Philosophical Thought in Korea, 12(1), 145-176.

Shim. H. R. (2006). On the problem of art and technology-Focusing on the discussion between Benjamin and Heidegger. A Journal of Philosophical Thought in Korea, 17(1), 7-37.

Shim. H. R. (2010). Über das Problem von Aura im Zeitalter der digitalten Medein. A Journal of Philosophical Thought in Korea, 21(3), 313-343.

Shin, H. K. (2009). Walter Benjamin & Theodor W. Adorno: The deceit or liberation of popular culture. Gyeonggi: Kimyoungsa.

Shiner, L. (2001). The invention of art: A cultural history. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. [Crossref]

Malpas. S. (2003). Jean-François Lyotard. Routledge critical thinkers. Trans. D.G. Yoon. (2008). Seoul: lpbook.

Wietusch, B. (1981). Die Zielbestimmung der Musipädagogik bei Theodor W. Adorno. diss., Regensburg: Gustav Bosse.

Yu, H. J. (2006). The problem of Technik and art in Adorno's aesthetics - in the center on comparison with the idea of Heidegger's. Mihak, 48, 135-164.


(52 Volumes, 784 Articles)
view all volumes and issues

Author Fee

Review Fee: 90,000 won

Publication Fee: 200,000 won (+ 10,000 won, when exceeding 20 pages)

Bank Account: Post Office 101220-02-048775 (KMES, Daneun Kwon)