Beauty: A Very Short Introduction - Scruton, Roger (Research Professor, Institute for the Psychological
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From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful. This thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects around us.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful. This thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects around us.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Erscheinungstermin: März 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 174mm x 113mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 165g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199229758
  • ISBN-10: 0199229759
  • Artikelnr.: 32300421
Autorenporträt
Roger Scruton is research Professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences based in Arlington, Virginia. His previous academic affiliations have been Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London, and subsequently Professor of Philosophy and University Professor at Boston University. His published works range from academic philosophy, specialising in aesthetics, to fiction, and political and cultural commentary. They include On Hunting (1998), An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture (1998), Spinoza (1998), Perictione in Colophon (2000), and England: an Elegy (2000).
Inhaltsangabe
From the contents: Preface; 1: Judging beauty; 2: Human beauty; 3: Natural beauty; 4: Everyday beauty; 5: Artistic beauty; 6: Taste and order; 7: Art and Eros; 8: The flight from beauty; 9: Concluding thoughts; Notes and Further Reading
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