Jackson K. Eskew
2006-09-10 07:53:07 UTC
aren't a subject of today's dictatorship of relativism, that you still
recognize that there are indeed valid orders of rank and objective
criteria of beauty. In this thread, bromides such as "That's your
opinion" or "You're entitled to your opinion" are not permitted.
State your case. A possible outline:
I. Thesis: Bach is the best composer because he most fully satisifies
all of the objective criteria of beauty. Note that this statement
implicitly rejects the relativism inherent in such bromides as "Beauty
is in the eye of the beholder." The eye (ear) of every beholder could
conclude that Bach is the worst, yet he would still be the best....
II. The Objective Criteria of Beauty
III. How Bach Most Satifies These Criteria
III. Conclusion: Clearly, Bach is the best.
Comparison with other great composers will obviously be in order in
establishing that Bach is the best.