Category: aesthetics

It’s concerns both perception and judgement. It’s is not logic or ethics.

I am a digital immigrant

I only heard of the term “digital immigrant” a few days ago and would like to pay my rather belated respects to Marc Prensky, who, in 2001, coined the terms “native” and “immigrant” to...

knowing yourself

Who do you think you are?

Lambert Wiesing, the only practicing phenomenologist I know, just published a book about the perception of self (Ich für mich). It’s a difficult argument, as you might expect.  It turns out that proper philosophers have simply never...

This is Publishing?

I’ve spent the last few days wrestling with the internet on various levels.  I was trying to get an account on Instagram for my husband, because he’s installing new work at my friend Deborah’s...

How Not to Translate Heidegger

“How Not to Translate Heidegger” is the name of a discussion on academia.edu.  One segment, focussed on Heidegger’s use of the word “Dasein,” seems to have ended today.  We’ve all received a PDF summary.  “Dasein” is often...

Aesthetic Education

I hope against hope that someday “aesthetic” might be widely understood as something that is NOT always, inevitably, associated with art. I hope it might be understood as something as something closer to sense...