Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Oxford University Press (2018)

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Dominic McIver Lopes
University of British Columbia
Abstract
For centuries, philosophers have identified beauty with what brings pleasure. Dominic McIver Lopes challenges this interpretation by offering an entirely new theory of beauty - that beauty engages us in action, in concert with others, in the context of social networks - and sheds light on why aesthetic engagement is crucial for quality of life.
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