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functionalist theory: limitations

updated sun 30 jun 96


Dan Wilson on thu 27 jun 96

>In evaluating an object, we must have a frame of reference in which to
>place it. My question is what are the limitations when defining that
>"history of class of objects". Are we taking into account objects made
>across time,and across culture?

Yes. And since we (collectively) have access to many of the objects made
accross time and culture; our frame of reference, I think, is sufficiently
wide to explore them as a class of "beautiful objects". I think an
understanding of beauty can best gained by exploring those objects wich are
excellent examples of this class. Beauty is a multi- cultural concept not
limited to time. Our understanding of beauty has changed with time but I
suspect that beauty itself has not .