I'm proud to be published in the current issue of The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known #1751, titled "Stuttering & the Human Self," in which Mr. Siegel's 1946 lecture is published for the first time, "The Philosophy of Stuttering." It is a fact that through study of Aesthetic Realism in classes with Eli Siegel, my stuttering ended. I want people everywhere to know how stuttering is a manifestation that represents a person's way of seeing the world. Ellen Reiss, Chairman of Aesthetic Realism, writes in her Commentary to this issue:
The lecture can be seen as a companion to Mr. Siegel’s rich, stylistically beautiful discussion of stuttering in his Self and World. There he shows that this difficulty in expression is a phase of the fight all people have: the fight between respect for the world and contempt for it. “Stuttering is a collision,” he writes, of the desire “to be other, to be related,” and the desire “to be a snug, perfect point, capable of dismissing anything and everything” (pp. 324, 331).
To accompany the 1946 lecture, we reprint parts of an important article by Aesthetic Realism consultant Miriam Mondlin. It appeared in this journal in 1994, with the title “How My Stuttering Ended.”
So read this great issue--it's about so much more than stuttering!