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Beauty : a very short introduction

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Very short introductions, 262.
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... The renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object--either in art, in nature, or the human form--beautiful, and examining how we can compare differing judgments of beauty when it is evident all around us that our tastes vary so widely.-publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Scruton
ISBN: 9780199229758 0199229759
OCLC Number: 679931045
Description: xvi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Judging beauty --
Human beauty --
Natural beauty --
Everyday beauty --
Artistic beauty --
Taste and order --
Art and Erōs --
The flight from beauty --
Concluding thoughts.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 262.
Responsibility: Roger Scruton.
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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  Read more...

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Review from previous edition As always with Scruton, his prose is exquisite and wonderfully clear, which fact together with the illustrations make his book a thing of beauty itself. A. C. Grayling, Read more...

 
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