Princeton University Press (2015)

Abstract
Ever since the eighteenth century, when Kant opened the floodgates of subjectivism in aesthetics, common men and philosophers alike have despaired of finding a basis for judgments about beauty. This book provides a comprehensive theory that encompasses beauty in art and nature, as well as intellectual, utilitarian, and moral beauty. The author argues that the beauty of objects can be reduced to the beauty of properties of those objects, which in turn can be understood in terms of "properties of qualitative degree." The theory, developed first with respect to color, is then extended to include all sensory and non-sensory qualities. The author shows how the theory explicates and resolves disagreements about what is beautiful and discusses its relevance to the traditional notions of harmony and sublimity. His is an objectivist theory of beauty, and it enables him, in conclusion, to demonstrate why we enjoy perceiving beauty. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $23.00 used (23% off)   $25.75 new (14% off)   $29.95 from Amazon    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 978-1-4008-7238-1   0691644780   0691617686   0691072116   0691019878   9781400872381   1400872383
DOI 10.1515/9781400872381
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 68,908
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
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Aesthetic Pleasure Explained.Rafael De Clercq - 2019 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 77 (2):121-132.
The Beautiful Art of Mathematics†.Adam Rieger - 2018 - Philosophia Mathematica 26 (2):234-250.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

1. Beauty and the Twentieth Century.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 1-4.
7. Vividness and the Beauty of Color.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 21-24.
2. Skepticism with Regard to Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 4-6.
34. The Problem of the Enjoyment of Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 126-129.
35. An Explanation of the Enjoyment of Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 129-134.
25. The Problem of Moral Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 81-84.
26. A Defense of Moral Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 85-94.
21. Qualifications Jor Judging Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 66-71.
27. Beauty and the Emotions.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 94-97.
6. Experiences of Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 19-21.
22. Intellectual Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 71-73.
33. The Objectivity of Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 121-126.
23. Beauty and Utility.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 73-76.
29. Harmony and Beauty.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 101-107.
24. Beauty and Goodness.Guy Sircello - 2015 - In New Theory of Beauty. Princeton University Press. pp. 76-81.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-04-28

Total views
37 ( #304,460 of 2,497,752 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #428,370 of 2,497,752 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes