Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Roger Scruton


good looks may be consoling, irritating, sacred, profane; it may be exhilarating, attractive, inspiring, chilling. it may possibly impact us in an enormous number of methods. but it really is by no means seen with indifference. during this Very brief Introduction, the popular thinker Roger Scruton explores the concept that of attractiveness, asking what makes an object--either in paintings, in nature, or the human form--beautiful, and studying how we will be able to examine differing judgments of attractiveness while it really is obtrusive throughout us that our tastes range so commonly. Is there a correct judgment to be made approximately good looks? Is it correct to claim there's extra attractiveness in a classical temple than a concrete workplace block, extra in a Rembrandt than in an Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Can? Forthright and thought-provoking, and as obtainable because it is intellectually rigorous, this advent to the philosophy of good looks attracts conclusions that a few may well locate debatable, yet, as Scruton exhibits, aid us to discover larger experience of that means within the attractive items that fill our lives.

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