PUBLIC LECTURE: UWA Albany Public Lecture
|UWA Albany Public Lecture : Beauty, Love, and Art: The Legacy of Ancient Greece
There is a deep problem with beauty. Beauty is commonly equated with sexual attractiveness. Yet there is also the beauty of art, which arouses an aesthetic response of disinterested contemplation.
As Roger Scruton writes in his recent book, Beauty (2009): “In the realm of art beauty is an object of contemplation, not desire.”
Are there, then, two kinds of beauty? By looking back the classical Greek conception of beauty, we may see how it gave rise to the modern dilemma, and some possible ways of resolving it.
David Konstan is Professor of Classics at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at Brown University.Professor Konstan’s research focuses on ancient Greek and Latin literature, and on classical and Hellenistic philosophy. In recent years, he has investigated the emotions and value concepts of classical Greece in Rome.
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