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Re: Susanne Langer

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R. Moore (ronmoore)
Wed, 30 Dec 1998 17:44:53 -0800 (PST)


In my previous message, I got so caught up in suggesting sources of
information I'm afraid I may have seemed to be evading Sharon Hause's
question about Langer on "semblance," symbolic expression of feeling, et.
I think that one of the most appealing parts of Langer's aesthetics is its
effort to make sense of the way in which feelings are transmitted through
artistic form. "Semblance" is a concept she uses quite a bit to talk
about the way in which the artistic composition can create something of an
analog to the feeling, so that the audience can share something of
importance in experience with the artist. But, as to what features are
requried for A to be a semblance of B and how the transmission of feeling
through A to the recipient, and other associated puzzles, I must plead
ignorance.
No doubt these are issues worth pursuing, however, and if you get
some info on them that you'd like to share, we can all profit from the
exchange!
Ron