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3. Natural beauty

3. Natural beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199229758
In the 18th century, philosophers and writers became preoccupied with the subject of beauty, focusing on nature and landscape. All rational beings, Kant believed, are capable of aesthetic ... More
9. Concluding thoughts

9. Concluding thoughts  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777042
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199229758
The reader will have noticed that I have not said what beauty is. I have implicitly rejected the neo-Platonist view of beauty, as a feature of Being itself. God is beautiful; but not for ... More

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