Nehamas on Beauty and Love

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Abstract

In Only a Promise of Happiness Alexander Nrehamas holds that beauty is the object of love. I raise three objections to this claim when formulated in terms of personal love: love is too narrow in scope to be the attitude whose formal object is beauty; one can experience a person's beauty but have no lovefor her; and love is of particulars, not of attributes, however specific, such as beauty A second kind of love, hedonic love, is too broad in scope to be the attitude whose formal object is beauty I also argue, contra Nehamas, that inner beauty exists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-204
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Aesthetics
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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