12 Facts About Beauty


Beauty is commonly described as a feature of objects that makes these objects pleasurable to perceive.

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Beauty is usually categorized as an aesthetic property besides other properties, like grace, elegance or the sublime.

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Beauty is often listed as one of the three fundamental concepts of human understanding besides truth and goodness.

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Beauty is mainly discussed in relation to concrete objects accessible to sensory perception.

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Beauty wrote of how people experience pleasure when aware of a certain type of formal situation present in reality, perceivable by sight or through the ear and discovered the underlying mathematical ratios in the harmonic scales in music.

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Beauty is a subject of Plato in his work Symposium.

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Beauty considered beauty to be the Idea above all other Ideas.

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Beauty saw a relationship between the beautiful and virtue, arguing that "Virtue aims at the beautiful.

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Beauty rejected the subjectivism of Kant and sought to identify the properties inherent in an object that make it beautiful.

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Beauty called qualities such as vividness, boldness, and subtlety "properties of qualitative degree" and stated that a PQD makes an object beautiful if it is not—and does not create the appearance of—"a property of deficiency, lack, or defect"; and if the PQD is strongly present in the object.

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Beauty is studied by psychologists and neuroscientists in the field of experimental aesthetics and neuroesthetics respectively.

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Beauty standards are rooted in cultural norms crafted by societies and media over centuries.

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