Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Contraries .... as a category

To frame the class' questions from today on Blake's assertion that Contraries are a necessary condition for fulfilled existence, in preparation for discussion on Thursday after the lecture on Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, consider the relationship between the concepts of "good & bad" and Blake's contraries as being seperate categories.

1 comment:

The Gypsy said...

Your suggestion, Professor Ogden, of seeing contraries such as "good" and "bad" as separate categories is rather profound! Should we try to evaluates all oppositional pairs not as mutual exclusives of a single category, but instead as phenomena resulting from two different categories!?!

Well, that answers my question from last class. Maybe this is a good idea for a paper.