From the Chaplain
Music: An Antidote to Cognitive Imperialism
THE COLUMNIST and commentator David Brooks has written that one of the major ways we are changing as a culture is in how we understand human cognition. We are coming to see that our varied ways of knowing need to be integrated. Last March, Brooks began one of his columns by observing that an exclusive focus on rational ways of knowing distorts who we are as human beings. It makes us what he calls "divided creatures." In a culture of divided creatures, things operate this way: "Reason, which is trustworthy, is separate from the emotions, which are suspect. Society progresses to the extent that reason can suppress the passions. This has …
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Publication information: Article title: From the Chaplain. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The American Organist. Volume: 45. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2011. Page number: 14+. © American Guild of Organists Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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