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By Christopher Scott Sevier

Aquinas on Beauty explores the character and function of attractiveness within the considered Thomas Aquinas. starting with a customary definition of good looks supplied by way of Aquinas, it explores all the parts of that definition. the result's a entire account of Aquinas’s formal view at the topic, supplemented via an exploration into Aquinas’s statement on Dionysius’s Divine Names, together with a comparability of his perspectives with these of either Dionysius and people of Aquinas’s mentor, Albert the good. The ebook additionally highlights the tight connection in Aquinas’s suggestion among aesthetics and ethics, and illustrates how Aquinas preserves what's top approximately aesthetic traditions previous him, and anticipates what's top approximately aesthetic traditions that may stick to, marrying target and subjective aesthetic intuitions and charting one of those via media among the typical extremes.

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