Notes on Introduction to the Humanities -- Hum A212

William Jamison - Instructor

Lecture 14

Continuing on with the thesis that the elite appreciates different forms of art in contrast with the rest of the community because of their educated stance, we have the development of Connoisseurs -- those that know what is the spirit of the times. But who defines what that spirit is?


Style -- having a good eye? Eddie Izzard versus Red Skelton.

How fast does style change? Is there a pattern underneath it all?

Sapir–Whorf hypothesis:

Sociology as our contemporary philosophical point of view.

Marxism --  a failed philosophy?

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