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  1. Arthur Marwick (2004/2007). A History of Human Beauty. Hambledon and London.score: 123.0
    Physical attractiveness has always had a large effect on personal success, social standing, and behavior. In It , Arthur Marwick observes beauty as a possessed quality as important to ones fate as intelligence, strength, wealth, education, or family. From royal mistresses and ancient queens to modern film stars and politicians, Marwick looks at the potent influence appearance has had on history and human fate.
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  2. Arthur Marwick (2004/2007). It: A History of Human Beauty. Hambledon and London.score: 69.0
    Physical attractiveness has always had a large effect on personal success, social standing, and behavior. In It , Arthur Marwick observes beauty as a possessed quality as important to ones fate as intelligence, strength, wealth, education, or family. From royal mistresses and ancient queens to modern film stars and politicians, Marwick looks at the potent influence appearance has had on history and human fate.
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  3. Bill Metcalf (2013). Searching for Utopia: The History of an Idea by Gregory Claeys (Review). Utopian Studies 24 (1):150-152.score: 36.0
    Writing the history of anything is a challenge, but endeavoring to write the history of an idea, particularly one as enduring, chimeric, emotive, and misunderstood as “utopia,” is truly a task only to be undertaken by either an intellectual giant or an utter fool. Fortunately for readers, Professor Gregory Claeys, from the University of London, is the former. This relatively large-format book is richly illustrated and printed on glossy “art” paper, ensuring that the rich colors are not lost. (...)
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  4. Elena Mareyeva (2005). Was Il'enkov an Aesthetician? Studies in East European Thought 57 (3-4):277 - 287.score: 33.0
    E. V. Il’enkov proceeded from the classical philosophical notion of Beauty considered in organic unity with Truth and Good. Following Marx, he regarded the sense of Beauty, the supreme mental feeling, as a product of history. Il’enkov insisted on the universal character of this feeling, for its basis is an activity of imagination which also lies at the root of any creative work. His criticism of modern art rested on analysis of the process of disintegration of personality, its capabilities (...)
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  5. Medard T. Hilhorst (2002). Physical Beauty: Only Skin Deep? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 (1):11-21.score: 30.0
    Personal appearance and physical beauty are becoming increasingly important in our societies and, as a consequence, enter into the realm of medicine and health care. Adequate and just health care policies call for an understanding of this trend. The core question to be addressed concerns the very idea of beauty. In the following, a conceptual clarification is given in terms of beauty's meaning, value and function (i.e. beauty that is used instrumentally, and beauty that is attained). Furthermore, some relevant (...)
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  6. Kentwood D. Wells (1973). The Historical Context of Natural Selection: The Case of Patrick Matthew. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 6 (2):225 - 258.score: 30.0
    It should be evident from the foregoing discussion that one man's natural selection is not necessarily the same as another man's. Why should this be so? How can two theories, which both Matthew and Darwin believed to be nearly identical, be so dissimilar? Apparently, neither Matthew nor Darwin understood the other's theory. Each man's viewpoint was colored by his own intellectual background and philosophical assumptions, and each read these into the other's ideas. The words sounded the same, so they assumed (...)
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  7. Umberto Eco & Alastair McEwen (eds.) (2005). History of Beauty. Rizzoli.score: 30.0
    What is beauty? What is art? What is taste and fashion? Is beauty something to be observed coolly and rationally or is it something dangerously involving? So begins Umberto Eco's intriguing journey into the aesthetics of beauty, in which he explores the ever-changing concept of the beautiful from the ancient Greeks to today. While closely examining the development of the visual arts and drawing on works of literature from each era, Eco broadens his enquiries to consider a range of concepts, (...)
     
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  8. Ben Segal (2012). An Interview with Lance Olsen. Continent 2 (1):40-43.score: 29.0
    continent. 2.1 (2012): 40–43. Lance Olsen is a professor of Writing and Literature at the University of Utah, Chair of the FC2 Board of directors, and, most importantly, author or editor of over twenty books of and about innovative literature. He is one of the true champions of prose as a viable contemporary art form. He has just published Architectures of Possibility (written with Trevor Dodge), a book that—as Olsen's works often do—exceeds the usual boundaries of its genre as it (...)
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  9. Michael Krausz (ed.) (2010). Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology. Columbia University Press.score: 27.0
    The thirty-three essays in <I>Relativism: A Contemporary Anthology</I> grapple with one of the most intriguing, enduring, and far-reaching philosophical problems of our age. Relativism comes in many varieties. It is often defined as the belief that truth, goodness, or beauty is relative to some context or reference frame, and that no absolute standards can adjudicate between competing reference frames. Michael Krausz's anthology captures the significance and range of relativistic doctrines, rehearsing their virtues and vices and reflecting on a spectrum of (...)
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  10. Graham Harman (2011). Meillassoux's Virtual Future. Continent 1 (2):78-91.score: 27.0
    continent. 1.2 (2011): 78-91. This article consists of three parts. First, I will review the major themes of Quentin Meillassoux’s After Finitude . Since some of my readers will have read this book and others not, I will try to strike a balance between clear summary and fresh critique. Second, I discuss an unpublished book by Meillassoux unfamiliar to all readers of this article, except those scant few that may have gone digging in the microfilm archives of the École normale (...)
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  11. Graham Harman (2012). Object-Oriented France: The Philosophy of Tristan Garcia. Continent 2 (1):6-21.score: 27.0
    continent. 2.1 (2012): 6–21. The French philosopher and novelist Tristan Garcia was born in Toulouse in 1981. This makes him rather young to have written such an imaginative work of systematic philosophy as Forme et objet , 1 the latest entry in the MétaphysiqueS series at Presses universitaires de France. But this reference to Garcia’s youthfulness is not a form of condescension: by publishing a complete system of philosophy in the grand style, he has already done what none of us (...)
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  12. Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak (2006). Thinking: From Solitude to Dialogue and Contemplation. Fordham University Press.score: 27.0
    Philosophers speak—or, rather, they respond to various forms of speaking that are handed to them. This book by one of our most distinguished philosophers focuses on the communicative aspect of philosophical thought. Peperzak’s central focus is “addressing”: what distinguishes speaking or writing from rumination is their being directed by someone to someone. To be involved in philosophy is to be part of a tradition through which thinkers propose their findings to others, who respond by offering their own appropriations to their (...)
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  13. Vincent W. J. Van Gerven Oei (2012). The Poetry of Jean Daive. Continent 2 (2).score: 27.0
    continent. 2.2 (2012): 82–98 NOTE: This text is a translation of the original essay “Tekendichtheid: Over Jean Daives Narration d’équilibre 2: ‘Sllt’ ,” published in Parmentier 21.2 (2012): p. 65-71, accompanied by the same selection of poems in Dutch translation. It is not my intention to offer the following notes pertaining to one part of the series Narration d’équilibre [ Narrative of equilibrium ], written by the poet, translator, photographer, encyclopedist, and radio maker Jean Daive (1941), as a meticulous overview (...)
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  14. Gary J. Shipley & Nicola Masciandaro (2012). Open Commentary to Eugene Thacker's" Cosmic Pessimism". Continent 2 (2):76-81.score: 27.0
    continent. 2.2 (2012): 76–81 Comments on Eugene Thacker’s “Cosmic Pessimism” Nicola Masciandaro Anything you look forward to will destroy you, as it already has. —Vernon Howard In pessimism, the first axiom is a long, low, funereal sigh. The cosmicity of the sigh resides in its profound negative singularity. Moving via endless auto-releasement, it achieves the remote. “ Oltre la spera che piú larga gira / passa ’l sospiro ch’esce del mio core ” [Beyond the sphere that circles widest / penetrates (...)
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  15. Rodica Frentiu (2010). Yukio Mishima: Thymos Between Aesthetics and Ideological Fanaticism. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 9 (25):69-90.score: 27.0
    This study attempts to explore the possible motivations, both obvious and problematic, behind the ritual suicide (seppuku) committed by the Japanese writer in the name of the Emperor at the Eastern Headquarters of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces in 1970. History does not seem to be a coherent or intelligible process, as man’s struggle for nourishment is most often replaced by thymos, the desire for others to recognize his value or the value system of the ideals or noble purposes he is (...)
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  16. A. Staley Groves (2012). A New Negentropic Subject: Reviewing Michel Serres' Biogea. Continent 2 (2):155-158.score: 27.0
    continent. 2.2 (2012): 155–158 Michel Serres. Biogea . Trans. Randolph Burks. Minneapolis: Univocal Publishing. 2012. 200 pp. | ISBN 9781937561086 | $22.95 Conveying to potential readers the significance of a book puts me at risk of glad handing. It’s not in my interest to laud the undeserving, especially on the pages of this journal. This is not a sales pitch, but rather an affirmation of a necessary work on very troubled terms: human, earth, nature, and the problematic world we made. (...)
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  17. Feliz Molina (2013). Readymades in the Social Sphere: An Interview with Daniel Peltz. Continent 3 (1):17-24.score: 27.0
    Since 2008 I have been closely following the conceptual/performance/video work of Daniel Peltz. Gently rendered through media installation, ethnographic, and performance strategies, Peltz’s work reverently and warmly engages the inner workings of social systems, leaving elegant rips and tears in any given socio/cultural quilt. He engages readymades (of social and media constructions) and uses what are identified as interruptionist/interventionist strategies to disrupt parts of an existing social system, thus allowing for something other to emerge. Like the stereoscope that requires two (...)
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  18. Nick Skiadopoulos & Vincent W. J. Van Gerven Oei (2011). Greek Returns: The Poetry of Nikos Karouzos. Continent 1 (3):201-207.score: 27.0
    continent. 1.3 (2011): 201-207. “Poetry is experience, linked to a vital approach, to a movement which is accomplished in the serious, purposeful course of life. In order to write a single line, one must have exhausted life.” —Maurice Blanchot (1982, 89) Nikos Karouzos had a communist teacher for a father and an orthodox priest for a grandfather. From his four years up to his high school graduation he was incessantly educated, reading the entire private library of his granddad, comprising mainly (...)
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  19. Nick Skiadopoulos & Vincent W. J. Van Gerven Oei (2011). Greek Returns: The Poetry of Nikos Karouzos. Continent 1 (3):201-207.score: 27.0
    continent. 1.3 (2011): 201-207. “Poetry is experience, linked to a vital approach, to a movement which is accomplished in the serious, purposeful course of life. In order to write a single line, one must have exhausted life.” —Maurice Blanchot (1982, 89) Nikos Karouzos had a communist teacher for a father and an orthodox priest for a grandfather. From his four years up to his high school graduation he was incessantly educated, reading the entire private library of his granddad, comprising mainly (...)
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  20. Robert J. Cavalier (1990/2007). Plato for Beginners. For Beginners.score: 27.0
    All philosophy is a footnote to Plato. No other person so shaped the Western world and the way we think about it. Plato’s questions remain as real for us today as they were 2500 years ago, and as human beings, we can not avoid their presence nor shirk our responsibility to attempt to answer them: What is Justice? What is Truth? What is Beauty? What kind of society should we build? How do we know what we know? Plato For Beginners (...)
     
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  21. A. C. Grayling (2001). The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.score: 27.0
    'The unconsidered life is not worth living' - Socrates. Thinking about life, what it means and what it holds in store does not have to be a despondent experience, but rather can be enlightening and uplifting. A life truly worth living is one that is informed and considered so a degree of philosophical insight into the inevitabilities of the human condition is inherently important and such an approach will help us to deal with real personal dilemmas. This book is (...)
     
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  22. Roger T. Ames & David L. Hall (2003). Dao De Jing: Making This Life Significant: A Philosophical Translation. Ballantine Books.score: 27.0
    Composed more than 2,000 years ago during a turbulent period of Chinese history, the Dao de jing set forth an alternative vision of reality in a world torn apart by violence and betrayal. Daoism, as this subtle but enduring philosophy came to be known, offers a comprehensive view of experience grounded in a full understanding of the wonders hidden in the ordinary. Now in this luminous new translation, based on the recently discovered ancient bamboo scrolls, China scholars Roger T. (...)
     
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  23. Laozi (2003). Dao de Jing: Making This Life Significant: A Philosophical Translation. Ballantine Books.score: 27.0
    Composed more than 2,000 years ago during a turbulent period of Chinese history, the Dao de jing set forth an alternative vision of reality in a world torn apart by violence and betrayal. Daoism, as this subtle but enduring philosophy came to be known, offers a comprehensive view of experience grounded in a full understanding of the wonders hidden in the ordinary. Now in this luminous new translation, based on the recently discovered ancient bamboo scrolls, China scholars Roger T. (...)
     
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  24. F. P. Lock (1999). Edmund Burke: Volume I, 1730-1784. Clarendon Press.score: 27.0
    Edmund Burke (1730-1797) was one of the most profound, versatile, and accomplished thinkers of the eighteenth century. Born and educated in Dublin, he moved to London to study law, but remained to make a career in English politics, completing A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) before entering the political arena. A Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, his speeches are still read and studied as classics of political thought, and through (...)
     
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  25. Jeroen Mettes (2012). Political Poetry: A Few Notes. Poetics for N30. Continent 2 (1):29-35.score: 27.0
    continent. 2.1 (2012): 29–35. Translated by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei from Jeroen Mettes. "Politieke Poëzie: Enige aantekeningen, Poëtica bij N30 (versie 2006)." In Weerstandbeleid: Nieuwe kritiek . Amsterdam: De wereldbibliotheek, 2011. Published with permission of Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek, Amsterdam. L’égalité veut d’autres lois . —Eugène Pottier The modern poem does not have form but consistency (that is sensed), no content but a problem (that is developed). Consistency + problem = composition. The problem of modern poetry is capitalism. Capitalism—which has no (...)
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  26. Rabindranath Tagore (2004). Sadhana: The Realization of Life. Three Leaves Press.score: 27.0
    Written by Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and available in paperback for the first time, Sadhana is a profound, highly accessible introduction to India’s ancient spiritual heritage. Few figures in history have been as important as Rabindranath Tagore in bringing Indian philosophy and spiritual teachings to the West. Although he was known primarily as a poet, his work is deeply religious, imbued with his belief that God can be found through personal purity and service to others. Sadhana (sometimes (...)
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  27. Brad S. Gregory (1999). Is Small Beautiful? Microhistory and the History of Everyday Life. History and Theory 38 (1):100–110.score: 26.0
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  28. Paolo Palmieri (2005). 'Spuntar Lo Scoglio Più Duro': Did Galileo Ever Think the Most Beautiful Thought Experiment in the History of Science? Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 36 (2):223-240.score: 26.0
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  29. Clifford Bax (1946). The Beauty of Women. London, F. Muller Ltd..score: 24.7
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  30. Immanuel Kant (1960). Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime. Berkeley, University of California Press.score: 24.0
    Kant's only aesthetic work apart from the Critique of Judgment , Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime gives the reader a sense of the personality and character of its author as he sifts through the range of human responses to the concept of beauty and human manifestations of the beautiful and sublime. Kant was fifty-eight when the first of his great Critical trilogy, the Critique of Pure Reason , was published. Observations offers a view into the mind (...)
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  31. Arthur C. Danto (1996). Art, Essence, History, and Beauty: A Reply to Carrier, a Response to Higgins. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54 (3):284-287.score: 24.0
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  32. Peter Kivy (1995). The "Sense" of Beauty and the Sense of "Art": Hutcheson's Place in the History and Practice of Aesthetics. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (4):349-357.score: 24.0
  33. Guy Désautels (1975). Francis Hutcheson: An Inquiry Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony, Design. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Peter Kivy. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. (International Archives of the History of Ideas. Series Minor, 9.) 1973. Pp. V, 123. Guilders 18,50. [REVIEW] Dialogue 14 (03):525-526.score: 24.0
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  34. Arthur C. Danto (2005). Symposium: Arthur Danto, The Abuse of Beauty: Embodiment, Art History, Theodicy, and the Abuse of Beauty: A Response to My Critics. Inquiry 48 (2):189-200.score: 24.0
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  35. Medard Hilhorst (2005). 'Prosthetic Fit': On Personal Identity and the Value of Bodily Difference. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 7 (3):303-310.score: 24.0
    It is within the context of a person’s lifestory, we argue, that the idea of wearing aprosthesis assumes place and meaning. Todevelop this argument, a brightly colored hookprosthesis for children is taken as a startingpoint for reflection. The prosthesis can beseen as fitting this person perfectly, when thebodily difference is understood as positivelyadding to this person’s identity. The choicefor the prosthesis is normative in a moralsense, in that it is grounded in a person’sfundamental convictions with respect to hisbeing and living. (...)
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  36. W. L. Chong (2000). History as the Realization of Beauty: Li Zehou's Aesthetic Marxism. Contemporary Chinese Thought 31 (2):3-19.score: 24.0
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  37. A. Danto (2005). Embodiment, Art History, Theodicy, and The Abuse of Beauty: A Response to My Critics. Inquiry 48 (2):189-200.score: 24.0
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  38. James Elkins (1997). Our Beautiful, Dry, and Distant Texts: Art History as Writing. Penn State University Press.score: 24.0
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  39. Grant Jewell Rich (2000). Making the Body Beautiful: A Cultural History of Aesthetic Surgery. Anthropology of Consciousness 11 (3‐4):65-67.score: 24.0
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  40. Vadim Shkolnikov (2013). The Crisis of the Beautiful Soul and the Hidden History of Russian Hegelianism. In Lisa Herzog (ed.), Hegel's Thought in Europe: Currents, Crosscurrents and Undercurrents. 17.score: 24.0
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  41. Tang Yijie (1983). Prospects for the Study of the History of Chinese Philosophy: Also on the Issue of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful in China's Traditional Philosophy. Contemporary Chinese Thought 15 (2):9-24.score: 24.0
  42. Maria Bernardete Ramos Flores (2007). Tecnologia E Estética Do Racismo: Ciência E Arte Na Política da Beleza. Argos Editora Universitária.score: 18.7
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  43. Ruth Lorand (2007). Ha-Yofi Bi-Reʼi Ha-Filosofyah. Hotsaʼat Sefarim Shel Universitat Hefah.score: 18.7
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  44. Viren Swami (2007). The Missing Arms of Venus de Milo: Reflections on the Science of Attractiveness. Book Guild Pub..score: 18.7
     
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  45. Alberto Zurrón (2006). El Mito de la Fealdad. Fundación Méjica.score: 18.7
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  46. Dennis Dieks (2007). Reasoning About the Future: Doom and Beauty. [REVIEW] Synthese 156 (3):427 - 439.score: 18.0
    According to the Doomsday Argument we have to rethink the probabilities we assign to a soon or not so soon extinction of mankind when we realize that we are living now, rather early in the history of mankind. Sleeping Beauty finds herself in a similar predicament: on learning the date of her first awakening, she is asked to re-evaluate the probabilities of her two possible future scenarios. In connection with Doom, I argue that it is wrong to assume that (...)
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  47. Johann Joachim Winckelmann (2005). Essay on the Philosophy and History of Art. Continuum.score: 18.0
    v. 1. Description of the torso in the Belvedere in Rome, Essay on the capacity for the sentiment for the beautiful in art, Reflections on the painting and sculpture of the Greeks -- v. 2. The history of ancient art (vols. I, II) -- v. 3. The history of ancient art (vols. III, IV).
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  48. Anthony Graybosch (2002). American Beauty. Acta Analytica 17 (1):133-150.score: 18.0
    Kant’s approach to the nature of artworks suggests that art has a metaphysical dimension that accounts for the two major elements of aesthetic experience. Aesthetic judgements are occasioned by experiences of pleasure and have an objective aspect since they are experiences with which other persons are expected to agree. More recently, Arthur Danto has argued that an artwork must be situated in an artworld. Pragmatists see aesthetic experience instead as integral to experience and requiring no special explanation other than association (...)
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  49. Paul Guyer (2005). Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics. Cambridge University Press.score: 18.0
    Values of Beauty discusses major ideas and figures in the history of aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The core of the book features Paul Guyer's most recent essays on the epochal contribution of Immauel Kant, and sets Kant's work in the context of predecessors, contemporaries, and successors including David Hume, Alexander Gerard, Archibald Alison, Arthur Schopenhauer, and John Stuart Mill All of the essays emphasize the complexity rather than isolation (...)
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