When you eat a sandwich, what kind of condiments do you put on it? Have you ever had to eat a sandwich without condiments? (Somewhere repressed in my mind is a memory of a bare, Wonder Bread and bologna sandwich in a brown bag lunch.) Condiments add that extra something that draws a sandwich together and gives it a particular savor. In the deli of academia, I see aesthetics as the condiments. Stated differently, I see the future of the academic study of aesthetics as being its ability to cut across different fields of inquiry and enhance whatever it is combined with.  … to read more click here

 Peter L. Doebler The Dayton Art Institute / The American Society for Aesthetics ©2018

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