Vol. 11 No. 1 (2018): Mind, Nature and Beauty in the Medieval Philosophy
Monographica

Bellezza e piacere. La fatica del giudizio estetico in qualche pagina medievale

Maria Tilde Bettetini
Università IULM, Milano
Published May 25, 2018
Keywords
  • Augustine of Hippo,
  • Thomas Aquinas,
  • beauty,
  • harmony,
  • aesthetic judgments,
  • platonism
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How to Cite
Bettetini, M. T. (2018). Bellezza e piacere. La fatica del giudizio estetico in qualche pagina medievale. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 11(1), 7-12. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-23268

Abstract

Through some pages of Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas we see some medieval solutions to the platonic drama of a beauty defined by numbers and measures, however with suprasensible roots: how can we say beautiful what cannot be measured? If Beauty is Harmony and Proportion, consequently how can it derive from a suprasensible beauty? How will it be possible to express aesthetic judgments that go beyond measurement? The medieval answers to these questions are far beyond the postmodern uncertainties, maintaining paradoxes.

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