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Okay, you intellectuals are WAY over my head. I'm gonna futz around with my
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> From: mjnoble <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 2/14/2005 10:03:37 PM
> Subject: Re:
> personally, I think your well entitled to communicate your views. and
> indeed, you almost raise the point that what is sometimes missing in
> relativism is a common ground for making judgements as to what is good
> and what is bad, what is to be included in the inner circle of accepted
> art and what is rejected. however, given that 'perspective' seems to
> be one of those words, etymologically speaking, that has its roots in
> visual thinking, is it really the best concept to be using to found a
> system of musical judgement on? are you suggesting that you have
> musical vision?
> I have no problem with such a claim if you just come out and make it.
> nonetheless, how does one 'have' perspective? where did you 'get' it
> I would have thought that whilst an opinion provided from a learned
> historical context can be considered a judgement, one would have to
> provide that context or some evidence of it, as is the traditional
> manner of judging, with the opinion, so as to give that opinion the
> authority that judgement requires. Until such evidence is presented,
> the opinion remains an opinion, no matter how much you call it another
> name. If this were not the case, why would judges bother to go to law
> school - they could just call themselves judges and be done with it.
> So my point is that you really haven't provided any evidence, as of yet,
> as to your authority in passing judgement. So please, would you be
> willing to elaborate on this perspective a little more so we can
> understand your right to judge? I think it would make an interesting
> discussion, provided we can keep it on-track. Until such a time, I hope
> you don't mind if I make my own mind up and consider your communications
> as opinions and leave it at that?