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The Sense of Beauty Being the Outlines of Aesthetic Theory   By: (1863-1952)

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[Note: for this online edition I have moved the Table of Contents to the beginning of the text and slightly modified it to conform with the online format. I have also made one spelling change: "ominiscient intelligence" to "omniscient intelligence".]

THE SENSE OF BEAUTY

BEING THE OUTLINES OF AESTHETIC THEORY

by

GEORGE SANTAYANA

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK CHICAGO BOSTON

COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

Preface Introduction — The Methods of Aesthetics 1 13

Part I. — The Nature of Beauty § 1. The philosophy of beauty is a theory of values 14 § 2. Preference is ultimately irrational 18 § 3. Contrast between moral and aesthetic values 28 § 4. Work and play 25 § 5. All values are in one sense aesthetic 28 § 6. Aesthetic consecration of general principles 31 § 7. Contrast of aesthetic and physical pleasures 35 § 8. The differentia of aesthetic pleasure not its disinterestedness 37 § 9. The differentia of aesthetic pleasure not its universality 40 § 10. The differential of aesthetic pleasure: its objectification 44 § 11. The definition of beauty 49

Part II. — The Materials of Beauty § 12. All human functions may contribute to the sense of beauty 53 § 13. The influence of the passion of love 56 § 14. Social instincts and their aesthetic influence 62 § 15. The lower senses 65 § 16. Sound 68 § 17. Colour 72 § 18. Materials surveyed 76

Part III. — Form § 19. There is a beauty of form 82 § 20. Physiology of the perception of form 85 § 21. Values of geometrical figures 88 § 22. Symmetry 91 § 23. Form the unity of a manifold 95 § 24. Multiplicity in uniformity 97 § 25. Example of the stars 100 § 26. Defects of pure multiplicity 106 § 27. Aesthetics of democracy 110 § 28. Values of types and values of examples 112 § 29. Origin of types 116 § 30. The average modified in the direction of pleasure 121 § 31. Are all things beautiful? 126 § 32. Effects of indeterminate form 131 § 33. Example of landscape 133 § 34. Extensions to objects usually not regarded aesthetically 138 § 35. Further dangers of indeterminateness 142 § 36. The illusion of infinite perfection 146 § 37. Organized nature the source of apperceptive forms 152 § 38. Utility the principle of organization in nature 155 § 39. The relation of utility to beauty 157 § 40. Utility the principle of organization in the arts 160 § 41. Form and adventitious ornament 163 § 42. Syntactical form 167 § 42. Literary form. The plot 171 § 44. Character as an aesthetic form 174 § 45... Continue reading book >>




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