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Beauty: Objective or Subjective?

jar2187
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5/25/2011 4:09:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What is the metaphysics of beauty?

What is the epistemology of beauty?

Is it objective or subjective?

Is it particular or universal?

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SuperRobotWars
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5/25/2011 4:15:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Officially KFCing this thread, beauty differs from culture to culture so I say subjective in terms of individual preference but objective in the manner that society begins to display the ideal concept of beauty http://www.tv.com... .
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innomen
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5/25/2011 4:30:46 PM
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I believe there to be beauty that is objective, or contain objective values such as symmetry and complimentary values, and elegance can be viewed as objective even in mathmatical terms. I believe that there are pieces of music that objectively beautiful, in that the pieces contain values essential to it that are objective.
Justin_Chains
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5/25/2011 5:24:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/25/2011 4:09:11 PM, jar2187 wrote:
What is the metaphysics of beauty?

What is the epistemology of beauty?

Is it objective or subjective?

Is it particular or universal?

Go.

Beauty is both objective and subjective.
CosmicAlfonzo
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5/25/2011 5:51:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
If you put enough ugly in one spot, there is a strange beauty in it.
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Cliff.Stamp
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5/26/2011 8:09:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/25/2011 4:30:46 PM, innomen wrote:
I believe there to be beauty that is objective, or contain objective values such as symmetry and complimentary values, and elegance can be viewed as objective even in mathmatical terms. I believe that there are pieces of music that objectively beautiful, in that the pieces contain values essential to it that are objective.

There have been a number of research projects on exactly this and related subjects such as using a computer to track elements of popular music and then create projected popular pieces. I think that is what made Friday incidently. Of course all that is being done here is to show elements of beauty/desire are universal (or very close to it).