I’ve long been interested in music, and over the years have sunk thousands of dollars into LPs, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, etc., all of which are media for the storage of recorded musical performances. My tastes are catholic, or, perhaps more accurately, I should say, agnostic, and run the gamut from hip-hop to opera. It’s not […]
Entries from August 2007
August 25th, 2007 · No Comments
August 20th, 2007 · No Comments
No, this is not going to be a long-winded essay on the meaning of being, or the being of things. Rather, let us envision two completely separate objects, with no cause-effect relationship, or spatio-temporal proximity. Under what circumstances can the being of one of them be said to depend wholly upon the being of the […]
Is Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” a “Work of Art”? How about the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”?
August 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments
“Neither qualify,” says Heidegger (or so he might have said) in “The Origin of the Work of Art.” Rather, in order to be a “work of art,” a thing must have earth-shattering, culture-transforming significance. Only a few candidates meet this criterion – like the Temple did for the archaic Greeks. It defined their world and […]