Aquinas on Beauty by Christopher Scott Sevier

By Christopher Scott Sevier

Aquinas on Beauty explores the character and position of attractiveness within the considered Thomas Aquinas. starting with a regular definition of attractiveness supplied via Aquinas, it explores all the parts of that definition. the result's a accomplished account of Aquinas’s formal view at the topic, supplemented through 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 nice. The publication additionally highlights the tight connection in Aquinas’s inspiration 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 to, marrying target and subjective aesthetic intuitions and charting a type of via media among the typical extremes.

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