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[Xmca-l] Re: The notion of essences and prototypes



Shpet was exploring [and expressing] what he termed a "new realism" A
realism expressing what "is" in contrast to what "seems". Cultural forms
are created [co-created] but become real only in our "recognition" of the
form and in its "realization" [objectification, signification] IN an
apprehensible form.
Does this add to the conversation on determin meaning cause/effect OR in
contrast "tendency" [theme??]

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:07 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Huw mentioned his interest in transformations of essences, inner form and
> external form.
> Is the notion of "prototype" involved in these oscillations?  Icons as
> symbolizing meaning and in the valuing objects one gives value to its
> prototype, meaning "original".
> The prototype as "essence"
>
> I am curious if "themes" [such as the prototype of trinity] transfer from
> theological to other critical ? forms that may carry a similar "prototype"
>