Aesthetics and Criticism - Working Notes - Art 102


These "working notes" from 1994 include Kurt's thoughts about the disciplines of aesthetics and criticism, and what students need to master in order to prevent such disciplines from becoming merely subjective exercise. He writes, "It is misleading to think of senses as clear-cut subdivisions of our psyche, however practical & useful for analytical purposes. This warns us about taking our modes of analysis to be characteristics of that which we are supposed to be examining." He goes on to include a lengthy list of published resources attendant to the topic. A earlier variation of these notes is also available, for the same class in 1993.