What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation?

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growthhormone
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What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation?

Post by growthhormone » January 30th, 2018, 12:05 am

What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation? There is a link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation. They share the same mechanism. Could anyone see it? :D

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Re: What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation?

Post by Steve3007 » January 31st, 2018, 12:05 pm

I give up. What is it?

Has it got something to do with ancient Greek people trying to fit the orbits of planets to the five platonic solids, and the beauty of symmetry and mathematics and Pythagoras thinking that the proof of the irrationality of the square root of two was ugly and Leo Da Vinci having a liking for well-proportioned men in big wheels and Kepler being so inspired by the whole planets and solids thing that he became a giant for Newton to stand on the shoulders of? All that malarkey?

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Re: What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation?

Post by LuckyR » January 31st, 2018, 5:07 pm

growthhormone wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 12:05 am
What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation? There is a link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation. They share the same mechanism. Could anyone see it? :D
Let me guess... you live in the West?
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: What is the philosophical link between beauty and the rise of Western civilisation?

Post by growthhormone » January 31st, 2018, 9:49 pm

Steve3007 wrote:
January 31st, 2018, 12:05 pm
I give up. What is it?

Has it got something to do with ancient Greek people trying to fit the orbits of planets to the five platonic solids, and the beauty of symmetry and mathematics and Pythagoras thinking that the proof of the irrationality of the square root of two was ugly and Leo Da Vinci having a liking for well-proportioned men in big wheels and Kepler being so inspired by the whole planets and solids thing that he became a giant for Newton to stand on the shoulders of? All that malarkey?
Thanks for being interested in this philosophical question, I will let you know in due course :D

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