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Re: [xmca] The essence of the aesthetic reaction

On 27 May 2012 18:46, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Christine [and others]
> I'm in over my head with this question and was hoping with the right
> question to further the conversation and thereby expand my understanding of
> *aesthetic reaction* as a concept.
> This term for Vygotsky seemed to be central to his elaboration of a
> *method* of analysis that he then applied to concept development. This
> method was exploring the *essence of a phenomena.
> The article Christine recommended from the site *Stanford Encyclopedia of
> Philosophy* [p 8] has this statement:
> For Wittgenstein complexity, and not reduction to UITARY ESSENCE, is the
> route to conceptual clarification. Reduction to a simplified MODEL by
> contrast, yields only the illusion of clarification in the form of
> conceptual incarceration ( a picture held us captive)
> As I mentioned I'm in over my head.

Perhaps you're upside down?   Complexity is the norm.  The simplified model
only aligns under certain circumstances which are special cases of


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