By P. Goldstein
Philip Goldstein explains the socio-historical context of the various interpretive practices which make up the arts within the united states within the twenty first century. He considers the increase of college-educated women, minority readers, the elevated effect of the Universities, the media and the dominance of the schools through the sciences.
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They argue that this rationality opposes mythological outlooks at the same time that it imposes an equally mythological faith in modern science and requires people to sacrifice themselves and repress their desires. Less familiar are the parallels of Adorno’s view of instrumental reason and Heidegger’s view of technology. ” Humanity “postures as the lord of the earth” but, failing to grasp “this enframing as a claim,” stands “in subservience to it” (“Technology” 332). In other words, “the essence of modern Aesthetic Theory 23 technology” is to deny humans their sense of self or identity.
Bennett complains that, despite this denial he preserved the romantic quest for an ideal aesthetic wholeness, which he expected history to restore (Science 21–5). Like Bennett, Fish, and Mailloux, Frow takes “regimes of reading” to govern the interpretive activities of readers; however, like Macherey, he does not accept their regulatory or normative character. He claims, for example, that different types of art—high art, popular or mass art, men’s or women’s art, various subcultures’ art—assume different criteria or “regimes” of value.
Taken as social and not as individual, Protagorus’s claim implies, Mailloux says, that “all we have to deal with as situated observers are the webs of belief and desire that constitute our rhetorical contexts” (“Articulation” 12). Hence, he concludes that no privileged standpoint enables us to consider our aesthetic or ultural norms superior to others or to stigmatize our cultural others. Iser too considers his aesthetic theory nonfoundational, but by “foundational” he means pragmatic, empirical, or conceptual discourses that give imagination or fiction a definition, purpose, or context.