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Playing Hooky Led to My Most Artsy Experience!
Charles H Nadler, Alum
Columbia College 1962

During my graduate student days in philosphy, I took a course taught by Professors Ernest Nagel and Thomas Merton on the Sociology of Science. There I met someone who was older and took the occasional course. He urged one day that we skip class and go to this great gallery downtown to look at Indian Art. I decided to go. When we got there I said that the art wasn't very interesting, whereupon he said that it was no wonder, given the way I was looking--or not looking, as the case may be. He showed me a way of active looking, which I use to this day.

It is the viewing analogue of critical thinking!

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