Re: aesthetic theory?

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Thu May 03 2007 - 12:52:21 PDT

thanks alot!
+ thanks for clarity


On 5/3/07, Brook Hinton <email suppressed> wrote:
> I never intended to suggest an overview/collection as a substitute for
> reading the original material. The importance of reading the original
> material and honoring one's subjective response seems so obvious to me
> that I guess I didn't feel it even needed to be mentioned as a
> qualifier to my post. Both the interpretation/selection process of an
> anthology AND the recommendation of a subset of literature by an
> equally biased (we are all biased) helpful suggestor should be treated
> with skepticism, though, and one has to know what exists before one
> can make decisions as to what to read. And context does matter, even
> if there are no reliable single sources to provide it.
> And if the original request is NOT for a request for a way to get a
> large historical sense of varying progressions of thought about
> aesthetics over time, then absolutely, go right to the sources.
> IOW, on general principle, Cari, I agree with you.
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