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Who has claimed that beauty is order?

Aristotle, in The Poetics, comes to mind. Again, a beautiful object, whether it be a living organism or any whole composed of parts, must not only have an orderly arrangement of parts [beginning ...
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Measuring a Person's Aesthetic Sense

Taking your assumption that beauty is relative and subjective. Meaning no one can claim that the statement: "Object A is more beautiful than object B." is true or false since it would have no truth ...
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What is the difference between sublimity and fearsome things?

There's a great Existential Comics piece about the sulime: The Wrath Of The Sea. This makes the case that the sublime is what reminds us of our own insignificance, which we forget. Certainly ...
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What is the difference between sublimity and fearsome things?

In traditional esthetics, there are two qualities that are discussed: beauty and being sublime. Beauty mean pretty much what it means in common speech, but being sublime doesn't. In esthetics, to say ...
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What is the difference between sublimity and fearsome things?

The two words have entirely separate meanings. Fear is an emotion- sublimity is not. Sublimity is normally used to express a high degree of some praiseworthy quality, such as beauty, grace, purity, ...
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Is physical attractiveness subjective?

So, problems with subjective/objective interpretation are always explained quite readily by the notion of intersubjectivity: Intersubjectivity argues that each thought community shares social ...
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Is physical attractiveness subjective?

Beauty is objective. Us humans, as biological creatures, have survived for gazillions of years on this planet and of course it was not easy for 99% of us. We do not divide into 2 halves like bacteria ...
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Is beauty a basic human need?

Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste, as well as the philosophy of art. It examines aesthetic values, often expressed through judgments of taste. And ...
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Had Kant ever said anything about "Beauty is not on the rosy cheeks of a maiden"?

Maybe a way to exemplify in simple terms Kant's point of view ... Critique of Judgment, “Critique of Aesthetic Judgment”, Remark to §38. Deduction of judgments of taste : for beauty is not a ...
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Does modern philosophy entertain the notion of objective beauty?

Perhaps you may look to the Hegelian Lectures on Aesthetics. As Hegel's philosophy is regarded Objective Idealism his analysis of the beautiful or of art includes an objective element. Now when ...
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Philosophy of beauty / Science

I can recommend the series of interviews Wim Kayzer did for the Dutch VPRO, titled "Beauty and Consolation". He interviewed philosophers, scientists and artists, they speak about their reflections on ...
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