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Beauty’s Appeal

Measure and Excess

  • Anna-teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Section I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lawrence Kimmel
      Pages 3-12
    3. Gabriel Hindin
      Pages 13-19
    4. John Baldacchino
      Pages 21-32
    5. Piero Trupia
      Pages 33-64
  3. Section II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Maria GoŁaszewska
      Pages 67-74
    3. Mariola Sułkowska
      Pages 75-84
    4. Valerie Reed, Max Statkiewicz
      Pages 85-102
    5. Victor Gerald Rivas
      Pages 103-126
    6. Robert D. Sweeney
      Pages 127-135
  4. Section III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Raymond J. Wilson III
      Pages 139-154
    3. Brian Grassom
      Pages 155-163
    4. Tung-I Dow
      Pages 165-172
  5. Section IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Maciej Kaluza
      Pages 183-186
    3. Patricia Trutty Coohill
      Pages 187-194

About this book


Beauty fulfils human existence. As it registers in our aesthetic experience, beauty enhances nature’s enchantment around us and our inward experience lifting our soul toward moral elevation. Carried by creative imagination (Imaginatio Creatrix), beauty participates in the moulding of the forms of the intellective constitution of the mind in tandem with praxis and seeks deeper enigmas of the real in the labyrinth of the cosmos. Yet with the evolution of human development and in technological inventions, beauty, while suffusing all modalities of experience, seems to undergo transformations and expansion. Are there perduring norms and modalities of beauty or are we carried along blindly by human development? Is there a measure intrinsic to our human ontopoietic unfolding and the growth of human life that we may follow instead of the whim of fancy and excess?

The present collection of art-explorations seeks the elemental ties of Human Condition. Together, the authors aim to answer the questions posed above.

Papers by: Brian Grassom, Lawrence Kimmel, Gabriel Hindin, John Baldachino, Piero Trupia, Maria Golaszewska, Mariola Sulkowska, Valerie Reed, Max Statkiewicz, Victor Gerald Rivas, Robert D. Sweeney, Raymond J. Wilson III, Tsung-I Dow, Vladimir Marchenkov, Maciej Kaluza, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Diane G. Scillia, Bruce Ross, James Werner, Elena Stylianou, Arthur Piper, Christopher Wallace, Matti Itkonen, Munir Beken, Andrew J. Svedlow.


Aesthetic experience Beauty's appeal Enzo Paci History of art Phenomenology’s investigations Plato aesthetics memory morality phenomenology truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Phenomenological InstituteHanoverU.S.A

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