Monthly Archives: July 2013

Professor of Parody?

Professor of Parody? My friend Carlon sent me the link to an article (www.akad.se/Nussbaum.pdf ) where Martha Nussbaum presents a critique against Judith Butler’s position in Gender Trouble. He then asked me for my opinion. So it goes.“Carlon,The Martha Nussbaum … Continue reading

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Umberto Eco, What is an “open work” of art?

Umberto Eco, The Open Work and its Constraints Eco’s notion of “The Open Work” is an attempt to understand modern artworks which can be rendered open by their author, and further completed by the performer, viewer, reader or audience. This … Continue reading

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The Role of Theory in Aesthetics, Morris Weitz

Weitz and the Role of Theory in Aesthetics In the past, the main goal of aesthetics has been to formulate a definition of art. A definition is a statement of the necessary and sufficient properties of what is being defined. … Continue reading

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About Breton’s Nadja

A Critical Essay about “Nadja” by Andre Breton   IA little girl appears in the scene of “ Nadja” and then disappears, with the mania of tearing away the eyes of her dolls just to see what’s there behind them. … Continue reading

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How to Say Good Bye

  (Imagen de Miguel Andrade)   A Silvina Ocampo. Después de Anita   Abrazar tu cuerpito de niña de todas las ciudades iluminadas de norte a sur te busco hija Cuando juega tu infancia juega mi infancia   Yo esperándote bajo … Continue reading

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El Arbol

En la cuadra donde ellas juegan la noche está tan clara que pueden contarse las estrellas sobre los techos bajos, las estrellas claras sobre las fabricas grises de Brooklyn son magnolias con velos al viento. Mis hijas son dos, y … Continue reading

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Indiscernible Objects in Art

I am part of a group of graduate students organizing the annual Philosophy and Art Conference, at Stonybrook University. Last year, the theme of the conference was “Collectivity.” This year each person defended their favorite theme, we all took a vote, … Continue reading

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