On Beauty and Being Just, Paperback Book

On Beauty and Being Just Paperback


Various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; that it masks political interests.

In "On Beauty and Being Just" Elaine Scarry challenges such theories, offering not only a passionate defence of beauty from the political arguments against it, but also that beauty does indeed have a positive effect on life.

Rather than serving the privileged it presses all of us towards a greater concern for justice.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy: aesthetics
  • ISBN: 9780715636237



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