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Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Cook@Tahiti

I recommend John Carey's 'What Good are the Arts?' - which makes a compelling case for aesthetic relativism. One person can get the same thrill out of Kylie Minogue's music as another can get from Wagner's operas. High-brow art and low-brow art are just subjective social constructions. If you like Michael Bay and Adam Sandler films, there might be no neurologically discernible difference from a film connoisseur's appreciation of Bergman or Fellini films.

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:39:09 UTC | #923771