Stefanie Rocknak
Hartwick College
Most artists who are familiar with the contemporary art scene—especially the New York City scene—know that “beauty” is not especially hip. Unless, that is, it serves a “deeper” purpose, e.g., it helps to make a conceptual or political point. Danto’s influence, it would seem, pervades and persists (31). But, as Brand points out in her introduction, in the past twenty years or so, the philosophical study of beauty has been making a comeback; she lists over fifty titles that have been written on the subject since the nineties. Brand’s book, Beauty Unlimited, promises to add to the feminist oeuvre on the subject. The book is comprised of twenty essays, with a foreword by Carolyn Korsmeyer and an introduction by Brand. Although the majority of the essays are interdisciplinary, they are primarily written by trained philosophers. Other essays are written by practicing artists and writers, historians, and cultural anthropologists.
Keywords Peg Brand  Beauty Unlimited  Aesthetics  Rocknak  Feminism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Beauty Unlimited.Peg Zeglin Brand (ed.) - 2013 - Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
Peg Zeglin Brand, Ed., Beauty Matters. [REVIEW]Johan Modée - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21:17-19.
Peg Zeglin Brand, Ed., Beauty Matters Reviewed By.Johan Modée - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (1):17-19.
Beauty Revisited.Peggy Zeglin Brand (ed.) - forthcoming - Indiana University Press.
Symposium: Beauty Matters.Peg Zeglin Brand - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (1):1-10.
Surface Interpretation: Reply to Leddy.Peg Zeglin Brand & Myles Brand - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (4):463-465.
Beauty.Roger Scruton - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
The Boundaries of Beauty in Pre-Qin Confucian Aesthetics.Qian Zhang - 2009 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (1):52-63.


Added to PP index

Total views
79 ( #130,892 of 2,432,583 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
10 ( #65,860 of 2,432,583 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes