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Unformatted text preview: a foundation in reality. Therefore, beauty is merely a standard of measurement, one which exists along a man-made continuum stretching between the desirable and the exalted and the repulsive and base. I disagree. Beauty contains the Notion before it has been converted into objectivity and plurality. It is infinite, free and self-determined, and logically must exclude whatever is in pure externality and contingency, whatever that cannot be shown as issuing out of and determined by its innermost unity; for these do not show the immediacy, which has to appear in manifestation. As a result, one need merely subtract the conscious perception of beauty from the equation, and then the very concept of beauty itself ceases to exist. Consciousness is an attribute of all perceived objects, and exists independently of the human mind....
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This note was uploaded on 08/02/2011 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Salcedo during the Summer '07 term at UT Arlington.
- Summer '07