"Aesthetics is to artists as ornithology is to birds." - Barnett Newman

Philosophical Trash Talking: Reading and Ridiculing "The Languages of Art"

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Tue, Jul 18 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes


"Aesthetics is to artists as ornithology is to birds." See why Barnett Newman's quote is right (though it doesn't have to be).

Nelson Goodman (1906-1998) was an American analytic philosopher who wrote on epistemology, logic, and aesthetics. But aesthetics has always been the red-headed stepchild in philosophy, never gaining acceptance in the broader field and perhaps more importantly never gaining any traction with those actually associated with art. A reading straight from Goodman's text will show you why.

Teacher: Dena Shottenkirk
Venue: Nowadays
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