Aesthetics

Artful Virtue: The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good by Leslie Ellen Brown

By Leslie Ellen Brown

through the Scottish Enlightenment the connection among aesthetics and ethics turned deeply ingrained: attractiveness used to be the practical manifestation of advantage; the superb arts represented the activities of a virtuous brain; to deeply comprehend crafty and average good looks was once to spot with ethical attractiveness; and the classy adventure was once imperative in making worth judgments. This booklet finds the historical past of the way the Scots utilized the giant panorama of ethical philosophy to the explicit territories of attractiveness - in nature, aesthetics and ethics - within the eighteenth century. the writer explores a large choice of assets, from educational lectures and institutional list, to extra renowned texts akin to newspapers and pamphlets, to teach how the concept good looks and artwork made members and society extra virtuous used to be increased and understood in Scottish society.

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