Btb3
Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism. Published by Cow Eye Press
Readingscroppedfinal
Critical Essays, Reviews
Critcimcropped
Literature, Literary History, Literary Study

« Experience of the Traditions | Main | Pure Experience »

06/07/2010

Comments

Frances Madeson

Now you're just being goofy, Misstra Know-It-All. Stevie Wonder, an objectively blind man, said as much way back when in 1973. And you could dance to it.

paul

As the post points out, it's very dicey to define and separate clinically faculties such as intuition and imagination; however I wonder if the idea of recognition would contribute to Dewey's discussion. (Reading The Recognitions right now.)

Recognition, as I experience it, if I'm relating the word to the proper experience, does have not have to do with imagination necessarily, which I take on a basic level to involve the forming of "mental pictures". But it does seem to be descriptive of a pivotal moment in the appreciation of an artwork in which "old and familiar things are made new in experience." In recognition, one "suddenly realizes" while reading/ writing that what one has believed to have been about something new and specific, is in fact about, or also about, something that is old and general. (A moment accompanied by an awareness of the artwork being "deep" or indeed a work of art.)

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Jp3
The Art of Disturbance--Available as Pdf and Kindle Ebook
Deweylp1
Literary Pragmatism--Available as a Pdf