COMMON SENSE AND SCIENCE
In Zygmunt Bauman’s Legislators and Interpreters, he identifies two different contexts in which the role of the ‘intellectual’ is performed and two different strategies which develop in response to them: The legislator makes “authoritative statements” which “arbitrate in controversies of opinions and which selects those opinions which, having been selected, become correct and binding”. The […]
Context and Relevance Frames for variant Perspectives, Historical Criticism and Authentic Voice.
Aesthetic Judgment is a corollary of organic Intelligence, whose Model is Instinct and whose Practice is enriching Survival. No bird builds a nest, nor sings, nor courts without such expertise of Experience. How less any terrestrial existence?
Though I don’t usually address Darwin’s views or theories, since they are largely (but not wholly) outside of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in which my work is based, the following quotation from Darwin’s autobiography serves as a lesson in what Darwin gave up and later regretted on his scientific journey:
“Up to the age of thirty, or beyond it, poetry of many kinds, such as the works of Milton, Gray, Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Shelley, gave me great pleasure, and even as a schoolboy I took intense delight in Shakespeare, especially in the historical plays. . . . But now for many years I cannot endure to read a line of poetry: I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. …
This curious and lamentable loss of the higher esthetic tastes is all the odder, as books on history, biographies…
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