Published December 8, 2005
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||48|
The nature of beauty is one of the most enduring and controversial themes in Western philosophy, and is—with the nature of art—one of the two fundamental issues in philosophical aesthetics. Beauty has traditionally been counted among the ultimate values, with goodness, truth, and justice. Introduction. As a concept, beauty has been extolled, revered, dismissed and argued about throughout history. It has been regarded as some fundamental property with connotations of perfection, or equated with truth. It has been declared, in an adage, to be merely “skin deep” and to be “in the eye of the beholder”. The Concept of Beauty Essay Sample The concept of beauty has in the past gone through a lot of evolution and transformation. There are different aspects by which people look at the concept of beauty, and changes over the history also altered this concept. The authors in this book ask us to consider whether the perception of beauty has been defined by our genetics and culture over the years - has it grown and changed? Do certain neural connections define our emotional reactions to beauty? Does beauty follow any rules or laws? Can the aspiration toward beauty be detrimental?
1Review. Danto simply and entertainingly traces the evolution of the concept of beauty over the past century and explores how it was removed from the definition of art. Beauty 5/5(1). While the world's standard for beauty may not be directly comparable to murdering people, it has slowly distorted the meaning of the word and therefore changed many women's lives for the worse. From eating disorders to plastic surgeries, the race for an unobtainable, perfect body is only the advertisers' attempt to keep people coming back for more. 1. Introduction. This chapter examines the role of the mass media in the perception of beauty ideals and how those ideals, in turn, affect individuals’ behavior and well‐being. The mass media play a critical role in people’s self‐image by informing and reflecting what people consider to be beautiful or attractive. Based on the philosophy that beauty and health are inextricably linked, The Tao of Beauty presents a total program for restoring the body's natural yin-yang balance. Using ingredients available at local supermarkets and health-food stores, Lee provides solutions for a head-to-toe range of problems, including insomnia, allergies, fatigue, wrinkles, dry skin, and Reviews:
Maybe even life-changing - I am ruminating now on the concept of myo and the importance of looking for beauty in the mundance. This goes on the favorites list for sure. Also a very clean book - nothing too explicit or shocking except for some accounts of war violence/5(92). Wolf's basic premise is that "beauty" is an artifical concept that is used systematically to oppress women primarily for political purposes. The book is replete with figures, statistics, citations (a total of ), and quotes, which are distributed throughout six sections or topics: work, culture, religion, sex, hunger, and violence. Abstract This book places Saint Augustine's theology in a new context by considering what he has to say about beauty. It demonstrates how a theological understanding of beauty revealed in the created, temporal realm enabled Augustine to form a positive appreciation of this realm and the saving power of beauty within it. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten () is best known for his use of the name ‘aesthetics’ to designate a field of study that has remained an important part of philosophy ever since. Integral to Baumgartian aesthetics is the idea of beauty, and the.