Beauty's Appeal

Beauty's Appeal

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Beauty fulfils human existence. As it registers in our aesthetic experience, beauty enhances naturea€™s enchantment around us and our inward experience lifting our soul toward moral elevation. Carried by creative imagination (Imaginatio Creatrix), beauty participates in the moulding of the forms of the intellective constitution of the mind in tandem with praxis and seeks deeper enigmas of the real in the labyrinth of the cosmos. Yet with the evolution of human development and in technological inventions, beauty, while suffusing all modalities of experience, seems to undergo transformations and expansion. Are there perduring norms and modalities of beauty or are we carried along blindly by human development? Is there a measure intrinsic to our human ontopoietic unfolding and the growth of human life that we may follow instead of the whim of fancy and excess? The present collection of art-explorations seeks the elemental ties of Human Condition. Together, the authors aim to answer the questions posed above. Papers by: Brian Grassom, Lawrence Kimmel, Gabriel Hindin, John Baldachino, Piero Trupia, Maria Golaszewska, Mariola Sulkowska, Valerie Reed, Max Statkiewicz, Victor Gerald Rivas, Robert D. Sweeney, Raymond J. Wilson III, Tsung-I Dow, Vladimir Marchenkov, Maciej Kaluza, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Diane G. Scillia, Bruce Ross, James Werner, Elena Stylianou, Arthur Piper, Christopher Wallace, Matti Itkonen, Munir Beken, Andrew J. Svedlow.But the appeal of the beautiful in the lives of every human being and the constructive and transformative character of that appeal are undeniable. ... Two basic intuitions led to the writing of this essay. ... Contemporary discussions of beauty in art, if the question is addressed at all (artists understandably weary at the insistenceanbsp;...

Title:Beauty's Appeal
Author:Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-19


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