Stein on composition

Subject: Re: now: Stein on composition
To: (Joan Boonin)
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 13:36:57 -0400 (EDT)
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Joan wrote:
>                 Each time the composition is seen ( or read, or
> witnessed), the composition will differ from previous or future
> "sightings".  Furthermore, the composition will vary, based on who is
> doing the seeing. So, the composition stimulus to be witnessed or seen,
> will vary, depending on the *time* at which it is seen, as well as on
> the particular "individuals" seeing (or composing) it.
> Does this also have something to do with the history issue?

I think so, Joan.  History itself is a sort of composition.  When we study
history, we study a narrative.  We get used to seeing that narrative and
see a similar one everywhere.  A different person or a different time
looks at the same information and sees a different narrative.  What is

just thinking around this with you,


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