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Aquinas on beauty / Christopher Scott Sevier.

Author/Creator:
Sevier, Christopher Scott, author.
Publication:
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 p.)
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Subjects:
Aesthetics, Medieval.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Aesthetics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Christopher Scott Sevier's Aquinas on Beauty is a very impressive piece of scholarship on a perennially interesting but notoriously mysterious and elusive subject. The author has done his homework, understood all the relevant medieval nuances of the subject, and has clearly explained and readably expressed Aquinas' major points directly and succinctly. Sevier demonstrates how Aquinas' aesthetic follows from and presupposes his metaphysics and cosmology, and clarifies the contrasts between Aquinas and modern theories of beauty. This book will be a touchstone for all subsequent investigations of
Contents:
""Aquinas On Beauty ""; ""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Chapter 1 Introduction""; ""Chapter 2 Psychological Components of Beauty""; ""Chapter 3 Human Desire and Pleasure""; ""Chapter 4 Objective Components of Beauty""; ""Chapter 5 Comparison with Significant Influences""; ""Chapter 6 Conclusion""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4985-1254-2
0-7391-8425-3
OCLC:
905696168