As a BTS student, I have to read a lot of commentaries. Commentaries are great for getting some really good information to write papers, but honestly, they get pretty dry. I've been taking an Aesthetics class with VDB this semester which has opened my mind to the truth telling properties of various art forms. Recently, I had the very great pleasure of stumbling upon a commentary that took all that is good and informative in traditional commentaries, and presented the information in a free-verse poetic style. That little touch of art really made the academic chore transform into a pleasure. You can check it out here. What do PFCers think of mixing art and academia? This type of creative writing fits well in the philosophical tradition as started by the dialogues of Socrates.
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