--- Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I suspect there is some kind of category error
> involved in fussing about
> the relationship of experience and interpretation.
I agree with all those points you brought up, just, my
question (if experiencing a poem means interpreting
it) was related to a different problem. Every
interpretation, with no doubt, includes our experience
of the poem. But is it the other way around? What I am
asking is, can an interpretation be something
nonverbal? There are two possible cases of such an
experience (as far as I can see):
1) experience as a state of mind/emotions which isn't
expressed in any way (we read a poem, experience it,
feel something, and that's it);
2) experience which is being expressed in some "arty"
Can we call 1) and/or 2) interpretations?
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