[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
- To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <email@example.com>
- Subject: [Xmca-l] "Generic"
- From: R.J.S.Parsons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:44:57 +0000
- Accept-language: en-GB, en-US
- Authentication-results: spf=pass (sender IP is 18.104.22.168) smtp.mailfrom=open.ac.uk; mailman.ucsd.edu; dkim=none (message not signed) header.d=none;mailman.ucsd.edu; dmarc=bestguesspass action=none header.from=open.ac.uk;
- List-archive: <https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/private/xmca-l>
- List-help: <mailto:email@example.com?subject=help>
- List-id: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l.mailman.ucsd.edu>
- List-post: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
- List-subscribe: <https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/xmca-l>, <mailto:email@example.com?subject=subscribe>
- List-unsubscribe: <https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/listinfo/xmca-l>, <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=unsubscribe>
- Reply-to: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <email@example.com>
- Sender: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Spamdiagnosticmetadata: NSPM
- Spamdiagnosticoutput: 1:23
- Thread-index: AQHRY1DTP8IxrmpJAkeWyC65WrWRxA==
- Thread-topic: "Generic"
In another context, I'm working on a quote from Stravinsky: "Tradition
is generic; it is not simply ‘handed down’, fathers to sons, but
undergoes a life process: it is born, grows, matures, declines, and is
reborn, perhaps. These stages of growth and regrowth are always in
contradiction to the stages of another concept or interpretation: true
tradition lives in the contradiction."
I thought "generic" might be a misused equivalent for a Russian word. I
thought "organic" or "generative" might describe better what follows.
Then I realised it was spoken in English. (It's from "Memories and
Commentaries: New One-Volume Edition" Compiled and Edited by Robert Craft.)
But the original question still stands in the sense that perhaps
Stravinsky had a Russian concept in mind and found a not very good
English equivalent. So can anyone shed any light on what the Russian
concept behind "generic" might have been?
-- The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302). The Open University is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.