Adorno and Aesthetics

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I have been reading Theodor Adorno of late, and in particular Brian O’Connor’s excellent introduction to his work. Here are a few of the many notes that I have taken on O’Connor’s book and others. I am particularily taken with his approach to ‘mimesis’. ‘Mimesis … is not another name for the subject-object relationship. It is the pre-conceptual human desire to …

Reviews and Feedback

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I have asked several people for feedback and / or reviews of my work. I know some but not all of these people personally, and it is an eclectic group – artists, photographers, academics. Local artist and polymath Richard Young was the first to reply. I am grateful for his thoughtful response. We live in a world with a history …