Monday, October 4, 2010

Problems in Philosophy by Amy Sillman (2010)

Just a couple of days ago I was kvetching with a colleague about how to incorporate aesthetics and philosophy into teaching. He was talking about philosophy of beauty and showing his class Snooki as an example of what one writer would regard as the anti-beauty par excellence, I suggested showing The Situation with the Apollo Belvedere. Once a friend showed Madonna's "Like a Prayer" with Bernini's "St. Teresa in Ecstasy." Nerds' sense of humor can be rather opaque but hey, it is sometimes an antidote to academentia. Meanwhile, for the past two years, I see game theory in every situation, which can be quite debilitating. I'd rather watch "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

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