978-0-7156-3623-7 / 9780715636237

On Beauty and Being Just


Publisher:Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd


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Various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry challenges such theories, taking inspiration from writers, painters, and thinkers as diverse as Homer, Plato, Matisse, Proust, Simone Weil and Iris Murdoch. She offers up an elegant, passionate manifesto for the revival of beauty in our intellectual work as well as in our homes, museums, and classrooms.

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