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Lesson Plans


aesthetics and absolutes.

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Ken and Chris (kenh)
Wed, 1 Jan 1997 03:36:53 -0600


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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 =
so)
3. students need a structure more substantial than beauty is in the =
eye...
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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in response to henry:
1.  standards of good are not = absolute-they=20 very with the properties of each thing considered.
2.  aesthetic responses are=20 personal-however in the final analysis there are qualities that most = everyone=20 (cross culturally as well) would agree are properties of good art. = (cream=20 rises  to the top - it will always be so)
3.  students need a structure = more=20 substantial than beauty is in the eye...
or the classroom discussion has no = where to go.=20 it will degenerate to 'well, I like it you don't have to.'
4.  aesthetic response  is = inherent in=20 our human capacities-we will always respond aesthetically. aesthetic = properties=20 supervene on all physical things. there is no=20 formula.
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