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Comment 13 by CEVA34

Re comment 4 "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."

This whole approach seems to me absurd, and the case is not 'compelling' at all. Simply making the aesthetics relative begs the question of how anyone possibly knows that the 'thrill' is of the same kind or quality.

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 15:46:05 UTC | #924324