chapter  11
15 Pages

Aesthetic education

ByDiané Collinson

Let us suppose two persons, A and B, both of whom are intelligent and, in general, well educated. They differ, however, in one important respect; one of them, A, is in my judgment aesthetically educated whereas the other, B, is not. The question I wish to consider in the first part of this chapter is this: what is it about a person that leads me to say of him that he is or is not aesthetically educated? In asking this question I am assuming that talk of aesthetic education makes sense and that practical steps can be taken to bring it about. In the last part of the chapter, therefore, I shall make some suggestions about the sort of methods which might be adopted in educating people aesthetically.