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By Christopher Scott Sevier

ISBN-10: 0739184245

ISBN-13: 9780739184240

ISBN-10: 1498512542

ISBN-13: 9781498512541

Aquinas on Beauty explores the character and function of attractiveness within the considered Thomas Aquinas. starting with a regular definition of good looks supplied by way of Aquinas, it explores all of the elements of that definition. the result's a accomplished account of Aquinas’s formal view at the topic, supplemented by means of an exploration into Aquinas’s remark 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 notion among aesthetics and ethics, and illustrates how Aquinas preserves what's most sensible approximately aesthetic traditions previous him, and anticipates what's most sensible approximately aesthetic traditions that will stick with, marrying target and subjective aesthetic intuitions and charting a type of via media among the typical extremes.

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