Satan's Trouble With Eve

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Rhetoric & Æsthetics

Á propos our discussion today on the idea that æsthetics is plausibly an independent type of rhetorical appeal, this article linked on today's Arts & Letters Daily effectively puts æsthetics into Hobbes' category of "PASSIONS":
Our aesthetic psychology is still unchanged since the first cities and the advent of writing 10,000 years ago. The Iliad remains a good read...


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