Roger Scruton – Why Beauty Matters – The Orthosphere
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In his book Beauty and film Why Beauty Matters, both released to the public in 2009, Roger Scruton, maintained that a kind of objective value is found in beauty. This happens because, as Kant had already shown in the onset of the nineteenth century, beauty is a value rooted in our rational nature, consequently playing a central role in shaping the human world.
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And nobody wants to be in it because the thing is so damned ugly.” —Roger Scruton, speaking before a graffitied abandoned building in his hometown of Reading, England, in the 2009 BBC documentary “Why Beauty Matters”
By Heidi Marttila-Losure
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