On Beauty and Being Just

by Elaine Scarry

Paperback, 2001

Status

Available

Publication

Princeton University Press (2001)

Description

A passionate defence of beauty from the political arguments against it, but also that beauty does indeed have a positive effect on life.

User reviews

LibraryThing member aliceunderskies
I am not entirely convinced by her argument that beauty leads to justice--it is too easily disproved by a gloomy glance through history--but Scarry presents it all so, well, beautifully that I can't help but love this book.
LibraryThing member SamTekoa
Interesting topic. I don't think she developed her ideas well.

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Language

Original language

English

Barcode

8535
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