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Beyond Beautician

Author : Vonda Wallace
ISBN : 9781449040383
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Vonda's mother was one of the countries's greatest fans of television soap operas. Her most uttered phrases were things like "I have to go home now; I don't want to miss my stories". Vonda had often thought she took after her mother in this way. One difference was that while her mother's soap adventures were fiction, Vonda's were real life. For the most part, some of Vonda's "stories" were not as dramatic as those on T.V. but some appeared to be. Her everyday life was an adventure. Her "soaps" consisted of true life experiences, humorous happenings and memorable moments she wanted to share.

Beyond Beauty

Author : Alexandra Villarroel Abrego
ISBN : 9781590793855
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What is Beyond Beauty? The author’s ambition is to persuade all women, but especially younger women, to reach beyond goals of to realize the power of our inner beauty to overcome the limits society places on us. Gen-Y women face a terrible predicament of maturing in a world where media bombards us with information and images that distort our perception of the meaning of beauty, self-confidence, and self-love. If we misunderstand our reality, we can easily turn to outmoded cultural paradigms that convince us that we must behave like men to be valuable to society, or that our hair or waistline determines our success, or that finding the right man is the key to happiness. As a millennial, Ms. Abrego believes modern women must learn to look beyond their physical selves and search for a deeper purpose for life and existence. She aims to take us on a journey of self-awakening to become our best self and unleash our feminine power to follow our dreams of a good life. Beyond Beauty is designed to facilitate and encourage women of this generation to improve every aspect of their lives, starting with their own selves. The message of Beyond Beauty is needed more than ever. The author can inspire and empower the women of Generation Y to want more, to be more, and live “beyond beauty.”

Beauty Beyond Beauty

Author : Auro Varat Patnaik
ISBN : 9788190853736
Genre : Poetry
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This book,in short,is a book to explore your known yourself and nature wearing in the shoes of a kid. This books wants to show the familiarity of every person to see the world like a wondering small kid;we all have gone through that age and some are going.It doesn't necessarily needs to interpret the nature in a complex way but in the simplest possible way. With this book,he wants to reintroduce the world throuh the eyes,with the thoughts roaming around the mind of a 10 year old kid...

The Beauty Of God

Author : Daniel J. Treier
ISBN : 9780830828432
Genre : Religion
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Editors Mark Husbands, Roger Lundin and Daniel J. Treier present ten essays that explore a Christian approach to beauty and the arts. The visual arts, music and literature are considered as well as the theological meaning and place of the arts in a fallen world redeemed by Christ.

The Idea Of Beauty In Italian Literature And Language

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ISBN : 9789004388956
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book assesses the pivotal role played by the concept of beauty in Italian literature and language in the construction of the Italian national identity.


Author : James Kirwan
ISBN : 0719055725
Genre : Philosophy
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James Kirwan provides both a lucid and concise history of the concept of beauty as a distinct aesthetic experience (marginalized by the rise of philosophical aesthetics in the twentieth century), and offers a new and persuasive answer to the age-old question of what beauty is; an answer that, placing the responsibility for beauty firmly with the eye of the beholder, explains what it is in this "eye" that gives rise to beauty.

Philosophies Of Art And Beauty

Author : Albert Hofstadter
ISBN : 9780226348117
Genre : Philosophy
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This anthology is remarkable not only for the selections themselves, among which the Schelling and the Heidegger essays were translated especially for this volume, but also for the editors' general introduction and the introductory essays for each selection, which make this volume an invaluable aid to the study of the powerful, recurrent ideas concerning art, beauty, critical method, and the nature of representation. Because this collection makes clear the ways in which the philosophy of art relates to and is part of general philosophical positions, it will be an essential sourcebook to students of philosophy, art history, and literary criticism.

Creating Beauty To Cure The Soul

Author : Sander L. Gilman
ISBN : UOM:39015039047058
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Explores the historical relationship of physical beauty to happiness, looking at the connection through a study of the practice and popularity of aesthetic surgery.

Plotinus On Beauty And Reality

Author : Sarah Klitenic Wear
ISBN : 9781610412551
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Beauty The Parent Of Hope

Author : Harlan P. Peck
ISBN : UIUC:30112039313520
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The Gift Of Beauty And The Passion Of Being

Author : William Desmond
ISBN : 9781532617102
Genre : Philosophy
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This book gathers a set of reflections on the gift of beauty and the passion of being. There is something surprising about beauty that we receive and that moves the passion of being in us. The book takes issue with an ambiguous attitude to beauty among some who proclaim their advanced aesthetic authenticity. Beauty seems bland and lacks the more visceral thrill of the ugly, indeed the excremental. We crave what disrupts and provokes us, not what gives delight or even consoles. By contrast, attention is given to how beauty arouses enigmatic joy in us, and we enjoy an elemental rapport with it as other. Surprised by beauty, our breath is taken away, but we are more truly there with the beautiful when we are taken outside of ourselves. We are first receivers of the gift of surprise and only then perceivers and conceivers. My attention to the passion of being stresses a patience, a receptivity to what is other. What happens is not first our construction. There is something given, something awakening, something delighting, something energizing, something of invitation to transcendence. The theme is amplified in diverse reflections: on life and its transient beauty; on soul music and its relation to self; on the shine on things given in creation; on beauty and Schopenhauer’s dark origin; on creativity and the dynamis in Paul Weiss’s creative ventures; on redemption in Romanticism in the thought of Stanley Cavell; on theater as a between or metaxu; on redeeming laughter and its connection with the passion of being.

The God Who Is Beauty

Author : Brendon Thomas Sammon
ISBN : 9780227902219
Genre : Religion
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In the beginning was beauty, and beauty was with God, and beauty was God. If the tradition of divine names, that (in its Christian form) originates with Dionysius the Areopagite and includes among its ranks Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and others, is correct in identifying God with the name beauty, then repurposing the Prologue to John's Gospel in this way seems hardly controversial. For if beauty is a divine name then not only is it fitting to say God is beautiful, but it is equally fitting to say that God is beauty itself. However, like most arguments from fittingness-that is to say, arguments whose veracity derives from the congruency, proportion, or harmony between the various elements of a proposition or idea rather than from some categoricallyhigher, or univocally determinate, logical necessity-the simplicity of its utterance stands in stark contrast to the complexity of its intelligible content. It is the aim of the present work is to explore what it means to say that beauty is a divine name.

Hegel On Beauty

Author : Julia Peters
ISBN : 9781317635239
Genre : Philosophy
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While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing Hegel’s views on beauty front and center. Peters asks us to rethink the common assumption that Hegelian beauty is exclusive to art and argues that for Hegel beauty, like art, is subject to historical development. Her careful analysis of Hegel’s notion of beauty not only has crucial implications for our understanding of the ‘end of art’ and Hegel’s aesthetics in general, but also sheds light on other fields of Hegel’s philosophy, in particular his anthropology and aspects of his ethical thought.

Aquinas On Beauty

Author : Christopher Scott Sevier
ISBN : 9780739184257
Genre : Philosophy
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Aquinas on Beauty explores the nature and role of beauty in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Beginning with a standard definition of beauty provided by Aquinas, it explores each of the components of that definition. The result is a comprehensive account of Aquinas’s formal view on the subject, supplemented by an exploration into Aquinas’s commentary on Dionysius’s Divine Names, including a comparison of his views with those of both Dionysius and those of Aquinas’s mentor, Albert the Great. The book also highlights the tight connection in Aquinas’s thought between aesthetics and ethics, and illustrates how Aquinas preserves what is best about aesthetic traditions preceding him, and anticipates what is best about aesthetic traditions that would follow, marrying objective and subjective aesthetic intuitions and charting a kind of via media between the common extremes.

Plotinus Enneadv 8 On Intelligible Beauty

Author : Andrew Smith
ISBN : 9781930972971
Genre : Philosophy
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Plotinus' Ennead V.8, originally part of a single work (with III.8, V.5, and II.9), provides the foundation for a positive view of the universe as an image of divine beauty against the Gnostic rejection of the world. Although it emphasizes the cosmic dimension of beauty, it is, as are most treatises of Plotinus, concerned with the individual soul. The notion that the artist has within him an idea of beauty that derives directly from the intelligible world in fact coincides with his theory that each one of us has access to Intellect through his or her own intellect. It is the exploitation of this theme that forms the central dynamic of the treatise, with its stress on our ability to "e;see"e; and be one with the intelligible world and its beauty.

Brand Beauty Unleashed

Author : Roberto M. Álvarez del Blanco
ISBN : 9780429655456
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents an in-depth, careful study of our understanding of the concept of beauty in everyday objects and its impact on markets and brands. Moving beyond artistic notions of beauty, it demonstrates how beauty is an asset that can be leveraged in the marketplace. Traditionally, beauty has been examined in relation to its influence on painting, sculpture, literature, music, and architecture. However, its value and power in the marketplace is understudied. Álvarez del Blanco provides a systematic analysis of beauty in commonplace objects and brands, drawing on cutting-edge research at the intersection of marketing and neurosciences. Through examining the neuroscientific evidence for how the brain processes beauty, the author articulates the implications this may have on marketing and brand management. He also offers a glimpse of how beauty may evolve, and its marketing implications for firm strategy in the coming decades. Written by a recognized authority in marketing and brand strategy, Brand Beauty Unleashed gives students with an interest in marketing, consumer behavior, branding, and neuromarketing an exciting new perspective on this intangible asset.

Artistic Visions And The Promise Of Beauty

Author : Kathleen M. Higgins
ISBN : 9783319438931
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the possible “end of art,” what art is, and the relation between art and beauty beyond their historically Western horizons to include perspectives from Asia. The individual chapters address a number of interrelated issues, including: art, beauty and the sacred; beauty as a source of joy and consolation; beauty as a bridge between the natural and the human; beauty and the human form; the role of curatorial practice in defining art; order and creativity; and the distinction between art and craft. The volume offers a valuable addition to cross-cultural dialogue and, in particular, to the sparse literature on art and beauty in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the rich tradition of Asian aesthetics and the vibrant practices of contemporary art in Asia to Western discussions about the future of art and the role of beauty.

Living In Truth Beauty And Goodness

Author : Jeffrey Wattles
ISBN : 9781498239714
Genre : Philosophy
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Truth, beauty, and goodness are more than traditional ideas--they are living realities bearing dynamic potentials for a future we can help create. As we grow, these supreme values increasingly guide our thinking, feeling, and doing. No matter what your philosophical, religious, or spiritual orientation may be, having a philosophy of living centered on these ideals will enhance your understanding and integration. Seasoned by the author's experience in leading thousands of students through experiential projects, Living in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness contains all the essential ingredients to help you develop your own personal philosophy. Your guides are Darwin, Socrates, Jesus, Bach, and other world-class pioneers whose strengths and insights can inspire you to develop a resilient and virtuous character. As you explore truths in science, philosophy, and spiritual experience; beauty in nature and the arts; and goodness in morality and character, you will be encouraged to transplant what is proposed here into the garden of your own concepts and then creatively to put the emerging meanings and values into practice.

Love Friendship Beauty And The Good

Author : Kevin Corrigan
ISBN : 9781532645518
Genre : Philosophy
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This book tells a compelling story about love, friendship, and the Divine that took over a thousand years to unfold. It argues that mind and feeling are intrinsically connected in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus; that Aristotle developed his theology and physics primarily from Plato's Symposium (from the "Greater" and "Lesser Mysteries" of Diotima-Socrates' speech); and that the Beautiful and the Good are not coincident classes, but irreducible Forms, and the loving ascent of the Symposium must be interpreted in the light of the Republic, as the later tradition up to Ficino saw. Against the view that Platonism is an escape from the ambiguities of ordinary experience or opposed to loving individuals for their own sakes, this book argues that Plato dramatizes the ambiguities of ordinary experience, confronts the possibility of failure, and bequeaths erotic models for the loving of individuals to later thought. Finally, it examines the Platonic-Aristotelian heritage on the Divine to discover whether God can love us back, and situates the dramatic development of this legacy in Plotinus, Iamblichus, Proclus, and Dionysius the Areopagite.

The Routledge Companion To Beauty Politics

Author : Maxine Leeds Craig
ISBN : 9781000413618
Genre : Social Science
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The growth of the service economy, widespread acceptance of cosmetic technologies, expansion of global media, and the intensification of scrutiny of appearance brought about by the internet have heightened the power of beauty ideals in everyday life. A range of interdisciplinary contributions by an international roster of established and emerging scholars will introduce students to the emergence of debates about beauty, including work in history, sociology, communications, anthropology, gender studies, disability studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and psychology. The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is an essential reference work for students and researchers interested in the politics of appearance. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into six parts: Theorizing Beauty Politics Competing Definitions of Beauty Beauty, Activism, and Social Change Body Work Beauty and Labor Beauty and the Lifecourse The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is essential reading for students in Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Media Studies, Communications, Philosophy, and Psychology.

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