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On getting along beautifully : ideas for a social aesthetics

  title={On getting along beautifully : ideas for a social aesthetics},
  author={A. Berleant},
Though it may be his needs which drive man into society, and reason which implants within him the principles of social behavior, beauty alone can confer upon him a social character. Taste alone brings harmony into society, because it fosters harmony in the individual. All other forms of perception divide man, because they are founded exclusively either upon the sensuous or upon the spiritual part of his being; only the aesthetic mode of perception makes of him a whole, because both his natures… Expand
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