Is Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder?

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? Beauty has been classically defined as whatever pleases when apprehended (Thomas Aquinas). Both terms in that description are worth taking into consideration. First, “apprehended.” Beauty can describe things, individuals, or ideas-anything that may be apprehended by your brain, and this apprehension may or may not involve the physical senses.

Seeing, smelling, hearing, or tasting call all bring pleasure, but so can contemplate something abstract solely, such as a mathematics theorem or a chess game. Second, “pleases.” Aesthetic pleasure is not any pleasure just. In other words, beauty isn’t the thing that produces pleasure. Some pleasures occur as a total result of a need being met, such as the pleasure derived from drinking a cool glass of water on a hot day.

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Aesthetic pleasure differs since it is the pleasure that comes whether a need is fulfilled. This kind of pleasure has been called “disinterested pleasure.” It really is a pleasure used something simple for itself rather than because that thing has met a need. The other important factor is the type of the relationship between pleasure and beauty. Another way to put the issue is whether beauty is relative or absolute.

In other words, is something beautiful since it brings pleasure, or do things bring pleasure because … Read the rest