Artful Virtue: The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good by Leslie Ellen Brown

By Leslie Ellen Brown

in the course of the Scottish Enlightenment the connection among aesthetics and ethics turned deeply ingrained: good looks was once the practical manifestation of advantage; the wonderful arts represented the activities of a virtuous brain; to deeply comprehend crafty and typical attractiveness used to be to spot with ethical attractiveness; and the cultured event used to be fundamental in making price judgments. This e-book finds the historical past of ways the Scots utilized the massive panorama of ethical philosophy to the explicit territories of attractiveness - in nature, aesthetics and ethics - within the eighteenth century. the writer explores a large choice of assets, from educational lectures and institutional list, to extra well known texts resembling newspapers and pamphlets, to teach how the concept that good looks and artwork made contributors and society extra virtuous was once increased and understood in Scottish society.

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