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Is there such a thing as objective beauty?

Beauty (sensu amplissimo) is, from a biological standpoint, that which gets selected. A looking glass reveals to us what has been chosen, which is reflection symmetry/bilateral symmetry. Scientific ...
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Psychology of innovation

Giving birth to a new idea and seeing it to fruition can be a painful process. It is only in anecdotes that a new and clever idea can get you somewhere. People in the field are not interested in ideas,...
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Psychology of innovation

The rationale for granting intellectual property rights under the US Constitution is to promote progress in science and the useful arts. That seems like the capitalist thing to do: to allocate rights ...
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Is the laughable person beautiful?

I suppose you are getting at the psychological fact that we can respond to cruelty towards us by mocking the victor, get a kick out of being abused. A lot of it is class, i.e. a malfunctioning, if not ...
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How much knowledge is based in aesthetic virtues like 'elegance'?

Both 'elegance' and 'intuition' can be measures for how we claim to know things. There are three broad ideas at play here: 'Elegance' as you construe it feels less like an aesthetic claim and more ...
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