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Our cultural practice of altruistic technical critique has made poison the wellspring of honest emotional description.
Posted: Posted February 4th by 9x19
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Both application of theoretical knowledge and direct personal address of the emotional impact are necessary in order to form a complete critical response to a work. The "altruistic" method of critique wherein the personal opinion of the reviewer is discounted as a footnote to the supposedly comprehensive, sophisticated and objective technical analysis of the reviewer both ignores the fact that the personal experience of emotion is the necessary and complimentary node which completes the circuit of artistic creation and the fact that technical knowledge is an enormously complex and highly differentiated field which can be just as varied as emotional response in many circumstances and, thus, is almost never as objective as it appears.

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Can you give some examples here? It's hard to think of reviews that aren't inherently biased in some way because pretty much any field that isn't a hard science is completely subjective.

Posted February 5th by Xhin
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@9x19:
You wrote:
The "altruistic" method of critique wherein the personal opinion of the reviewer is discounted as a footnote to the supposedly comprehensive, sophisticated and objective technical analysis of the reviewer both ignores the fact that the personal experience of emotion is the necessary and complimentary node which completes the circuit of artistic creation and the fact that technical knowledge is an enormously complex and highly differentiated field which can be just as varied as emotional response in many circumstances and, thus, is almost never as objective as it appears.


I do not know of any professional “critique wherein the personal opinion of the reviewer is discounted as a footnote”.
Can you give an example?

Posted February 5th by chiarizio
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