Synthese 111 (2):171-182 (1997)
|Abstract||It has been observed that whereas painters and musicians are likely to be embarrassed by references to the beauty in their work, mathematicians instead like to engage in discussions of the beauty of mathematics. Professional artists are more likely to stress the technical rather than the aesthetic aspects of their work. Mathematicians, instead, are fond of passing judgment on the beauty of their favored pieces of mathematics. Even a cursory observation shows that the characteristics of mathematical beauty are at variance with those of artistic beauty. For example, courses in art appreciation are fairly common; it is however unthinkable to find any mathematical beauty appreciation courses taught anywhere. The purpose of the present paper is to try to uncover the sense of the term beauty as it is currently used by mathematicians.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Medard T. Hilhorst (2002). Physical Beauty: Only Skin Deep? [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (1):11-21.
Rachel Zuckert (2005). Boring Beauty and Universal Morality: Kant on the Ideal of Beauty. Inquiry 48 (2):107 – 130.
Raphael Bexten, Is Beauty a Pure Perfection? Sammelpunkt. Elektronisch Archivierte Theorie.
Joe Winston (2010). Beauty and Education. Routledge.
Roger Scruton (2009). Beauty. Oxford University Press.
Nick Zangwill (2003). Beauty. In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), Oxford Companion to Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
Rob van Gerwen (2011). Mathematical Beauty and Perceptual Presence. Philosophical Investigations 34 (3):249-267.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads84 ( #10,965 of 722,752 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #20,344 of 722,752 )
How can I increase my downloads?