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The Chaos of Critical Theories

Chapter One. The Chaos of Critical Theories The problems of criticism are not exceptionally abstruse; yet the writings of critics supply no coherent explanation of the place and value of the arts in human affairs. Nor are Moralists and Aestheticians more helpful. Experimental aesthetics in particu­ lar are limited to objects which are very simple and therefore very ambiguous in the responses they occasion.