Re: aesthetic theory?

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 03 2007 - 10:37:30 PDT

i cannot disagree loud enough
having someone else write about what someone else wrote
can be very akin to a game of telephone
it is not like they have distilled the texts
these texts are very rich
and 'you' have a brain - think for yourself
there is something called 'subjective'
what you bring to the table in terms of reading a text - experience in
is 'different'
it is very co-dependent to approach an entire subject in this manner
let alone one book
reading socrates or anything for yourself is VERY different than having some
'decipher' the text for you
i find this way of "learning"


On 5/3/07, Brook Hinton <email suppressed> wrote:
> I'd advise starting with a collection/overview/history, something like
> the Routledge Companion to Aesthetics but there are plenty of others,
> rather than specific texts. Then move on to the writers/thinkers that
> inspire or are relevant for your purposes and fill in with recent work
> in the fields you're exploring. It's a pretty huge and varied field.
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