Re: A Question for Wade

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Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 20:24:46 GMT

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    > Yes, but a sculpture only has to look aesthetically pleasing;

    Well, for sure and begorrah, I don't agree with that.

    Lots of things have to look aesthetically (oh, boy, define that
    term) pleasing. Wallpaper. Gardens. Cindy Crawford.

    A sculpture (art in general) not only has to have an aesthetic
    function (and whether pleasingness is part of that is a way open
    question), it has to have the utility of engaging the observer's
    emotions, although, yeah, that sort of is aesthetic function at

    Initially, I came into memetics from the back door of aesthetics
    (the only philosophical stance I appreciate), and can still see
    immense connections.

    At heart also, in my stubborness with sticking with physical
    memes, is a stubborness inherent in aesthetics- that there
    actually has to be something to look at.

    - Wade

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