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Unformatted text preview: and how something can be beautiful, and also that beauty is allied both with absolute truth and simultaneously with cognitive frailty. A Relationship: One relationship between the texts is the ways that their language seems to work to meter out and thus apprehend time. The similarities here serve different functions; where Halperin seems to meter time in an attempt to stave off waste, Scarry meters time in an attempt to capture and reproduce the essence of beauty. Both essays, however, suggest that the present, the momentary, the hyper-instantaneous hold the most importance and the most potential in a given person’s life....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EXPOS 20 taught by Professor Sifuentes during the Spring '08 term at Harvard.
- Spring '08