His conversation always made Archer take the measure of his own life, and feel how little it contained; but Winsett's, after all, contained still less, and though their common fund of intellectual interests and curiosities made their talks exhilarating, their exchange of views usually remained within the limits of a pensive dilettantism
All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism
King (1962:282) suggested that philosophical evaluations can rescue researchers from making routine and precedent from purposeless dilettantism
, from totalitarian subservience or from self-contradiction.
One extreme pronouncement on this issue (in reference not to a string quartet but to a Mozart piano quartet) is an anonymous 1788 essay from the Journal des Luxus und der Moden entitled "Concerning the Latest Favourite Music at Grand Concerts, especially in regard to Ladies' Predilections in Pianoforte Dilettantism
The library of this play, contained in Roebuck Ramsden's study, is filled with books and art that represent, by author or subject, a particular "ambiguity [that] symbolizes the dichotomy in Ramsden" (56), which is the result of his dilettantism
or intellectual limitations (not necessarily mutually exclusive where Ramsden is concerned).
The main aim is to demolish the enduring myth of Schiller s philosophical dilettantism
and re-evaluate his philosophical stature independently of Kant.
As a result, to adopt the broader view today is to risk accusations of dilettantism
promotes the exercise of prejudice and dilettantism
, and is liable to
This form of more critical analysis would be essential to understand the fundamental facts and to avoid dilettantism
and deepen understanding of aspects marginalized in the accounting literature.
The endless changes of theatrical style, which can bespeak dilettantism
and incoherence, are pressed into service in the most interesting and original part of McAteer's argument, his central point that they are engaged with and responding to the turbulent political changes that occurred both in Ireland and (especially) globally during the fifty years of Yeats's theatrical involvement: 'the theatrical event was a structure through which Yeats represented the historical forces shaping the age' (p.
Professional historians may laugh at such dilettantism
This is not an exercise in intellectual dabbling or dilettantism