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Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, 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 not only defends beauty from the political arguments against it but also argues that beauty does indeed press us toward a greater concern for justice. Taking inspiration from writers and thinkers as diverse as Homer, Plato, Marcel Proust, Simone Weil, and Iris Murdoch as well as her own experiences, Scarry offers up an elegant, passionate manifesto for the revival of beauty in our intellectual work as well as our homes, museums, and classrooms. Scarry argues that our responses to beauty are perceptual events of profound significance for the individual and for society. Presenting us with a rare and exceptional opportunity to witness fairness, beauty assists us in our attention to justice. The beautiful object renders fairness, an abstract concept, concrete by making it directly available to our sensory perceptions.

Beauty is commonly described as a feature of objects that makes these objects pleasurable to perceive. Such objects include landscapes, sunsets, humans and works of art. Beauty, together with art and taste, is the main subject of aesthetics , one of the major branches of philosophy. As a positive aesthetic value , it is contrasted with ugliness as its negative counterpart. It is often listed as one of the three fundamental concepts of human understanding besides truth and goodness. One difficulty for understanding beauty is due to the fact that it has both objective and subjective aspects: it is seen as a property of things but also as depending on the emotional response of observers. Because of its subjective side, beauty is said to be "in the eye of the beholder".

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Elaine Scarry

She is the Walter M. She was formerly Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of The Body in Pain which is known as a definitive study of pain and inflicting pain.

In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry fights against the prevailing mids academic sentiment that beauty was not only unworthy of being studied but also potentially harmful or dangerous to appreciate in and of itself. She begins her argument with a section titled "On Beauty and Being Wrong," in which she examines how we perceive beauty - especially when we make a mistake in our judgments about what is or is not beautiful she believes that more people have made mistakes in this area than in intellectual or academic matters. Scarry takes the example of a palm frond in Matisse's prints, which she never noticed at first; once she had seen the palm frond in one print, she saw more and more of them, eventually coming to notice that by the end of his career, this motif dominated more than half the surface area of his works.

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ГЛАВА 46 Фил Чатрукьян швырнул трубку на рычаг. Линия Джаббы оказалась занята, а службу ожидания соединения Джабба отвергал как хитрый трюк корпорации Американ телефон энд телеграф, рассчитанный на то, чтобы увеличить прибыль: простая фраза Я говорю по другому телефону, я вам перезвоню приносила телефонным компаниям миллионы дополнительных долларов ежегодно. Отказ Джаббы использовать данную услугу был его личным ответом на требование АН Б о том, чтобы он всегда был доступен по мобильному телефону. Чатрукьян повернулся и посмотрел в пустой зал шифровалки. Шум генераторов внизу с каждой минутой становился все громче. Фил физически ощущал, что времени остается все меньше.

Review of Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just

Дэвид в опасности… или того хуже. Быть может, уже поздно. Я сожалею о Дэвиде Беккере.

 О нет, можешь, - прошептала. И, повернувшись к Большому Брату, нажатием клавиши вызвала видеоархив. Мидж это как-нибудь переживет, - сказал он себе, усаживаясь за свой стол и приступая к просмотру остальных отчетов. Он не собирается выдавать ключи от директорского кабинета всякий раз, когда Мидж придет в голову очередная блажь. Не успел он приняться за чтение отчета службы безопасности, как его мысли были прерваны шумом голосов из соседней комнаты.

 Сьюзан Флетчер, я люблю. Будьте моей женой.

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    Lawrence Rothfield Being There with Elaine Scarry on Elaine Scarry, On Beauty and Being Just [Princeton, ] Elaine Scarry's unblinking, extended look at torture in The Body in Pain, and her more recent exhaustingly detailed arguments in the pages of The New York Review ofBooks about the cause of recent airline crashes, have earned hera well-deserved reputation as an intellectual devoted to battling evil.

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