Aesthetics - Gone with Gregor?*
I found it hard to resist the urge to comment on some of the contents of Studies in Design Education & Craft Vol. 6 No.1, which I've been reading recently, and finally I've stopped resisting. If Sonia Gregor has anything meaningful to say about aesthetics it didn't emerge in her paper - even though she began by stating her aim as being to show that theorising has a ";direct relevance to pressing practical problems";. What pressing problems will be easier to solve as a result of her article? Will it help in the classroom or in the studio? What we get is what the Americans call crackerbarrel philosophy dressed-up in the verbiage to which educational theorists are so prone.