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in response to henry:
1. standards of good are not absolute-they very with the properties of =
each thing considered.
2. aesthetic responses are personal-however in the final analysis there =
are qualities that most everyone (cross culturally as well) would agree =
are properties of good art. (cream rises to the top - it will always be =
3. students need a structure more substantial than beauty is in the =
or the classroom discussion has no where to go. it will degenerate to =
'well, I like it you don't have to.'
4. aesthetic response is inherent in our human capacities-we will =
always respond aesthetically. aesthetic properties supervene on all =
physical things. there is no formula.
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