Questions tagged [beauty]

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Measuring a Person's Aesthetic Sense

Can we measure or evaluate the aesthetic sense of a person? Like, can we statistically say that Person A has a superior aesthetic sense to Person B? Since beauty is relative, can we truly 'grade' ...
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Had Kant ever said anything about “Beauty is not on the rosy cheeks of a maiden”?

My "Introduction to Aesthetics" textbook (a cheap-looking book made by people of questionable credentials) claims that Immanuel Kant had said something to the effect of "Beauty doesn't lie on the rosy ...
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Who has claimed that beauty is order?

Has anyone claimed that beauty is order, or anything close to that? Seems like quite a classical idea, but I don't know of any philosophers who say this.
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Does modern philosophy entertain the notion of objective beauty?

Does modern philosophy entertain the notion of objective beauty? Are there any sources which discuss such a possibility and do they offer a possible definition of such a concept?
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Philosophy of beauty / Science

I have been thinking about the idea of science and its rightful activity conveying beauty. I got this idea from a quote from Richard P. Feynman which I attach it in the end of my question for ...
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Is beauty about materialism or idealism [closed]

I have a question about the proverb: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". In this proverb, is beauty a materialist concept or an idealist concept, and why? In my opinion, the concept of beauty ...
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For Kant, how is pleasure in beauty disinterested?

Kant states that pleasure in beauty is not based on desire and does not produce any. But don't we usually have a desire to have things that are beautiful in our lives? Such as "this car is beautiful! ...
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Why do humans desire and admire beauty?

What is it that causes the human person to recognize beauty? I think its safe to say that everyone, to some extent, has experience some sort of perception of transcendent beauty. This recognition ...
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Has there been any philosophical investigation into the role of aesthetics in mathematics?

There are many mathematicians who talk about the particular beauty of a subject. They may say a particular result is pretty. It may be beautiful. It seems to me play a fundamental role in the ...