Attraction has always been a key evolutionary process in humans. Various groups have used it to gain power. For example, the Westerners brought the concept of beauty to many other countries, thereby gaining social power by convincing other races that they were less beautiful than white people. This has since become an everlasting part of the concept of beauty. Furthermore, capitalism eventually spread to most societies, creating a plethora of new standards for beauty.
In this article, we’ll outline the debate over whether beauty is subjective or objective. We’ll also examine some of the main theories and approaches to beauty. Let’s start with Berkeley. In Berkeley 1732, he argues that beauty is not an immediate, sensible experience, but a complex process of intellection and practical activity. To understand what makes something beautiful, we need to know what it is used for and assess its suitedness for that purpose.
Philosophers often treat beauty as an object, stating that it is the quality of the object or thing in question. However, this is not always the case, as there are many objects that do not evoke a ‘beautiful’ response in us. Nevertheless, aesthetic pleasure is a human response and is closely connected to our sense of beauty. Those who seek beauty may disagree, and the idea of a disqualifying factor may cause hostility among individuals.
In the twentieth century, Kant’s treatment of beauty is controversial, as it implicates politics, commerce, and the concrete dimensions of oppression. Moreover, the classical conception of beauty is no longer suited to the current political and economic climate. This results in an overall discrediting of beauty, according to Arthur Danto. Socrates and other philosophers have resisted beauty as a mere aesthetic ideal. They have instead argued that beauty has political and economic associations.
Plotinus’ definition of beauty suggests that beauty is not inherently good, but is rather a necessary part of a good thing. The pleasures of beauty may be intangible, but they are also real. This is why it is difficult to quantify the importance of beauty. There are many definitions of beauty, and a lack of one is not enough to evaluate every aspect of a person’s appearance. And in the end, beauty may be subjective, so it’s difficult to define what defines a beautiful person.
In the Elizabethan era, women were aware of the importance of teeth hygiene. They used to mix crushed bones and fruit peel with honey and sugar to make their teeth look beautiful. However, it was only a matter of time until the industry was reborn. The 16th century saw the emergence of the beauty publishing industry. Sir Huplats’ “Delights For Ladies” outlined the ideal face, and he identified the different variations of the whorls of the ears.
In modern times, the concept of beauty is changing with the era. Greta Garbo, for example, changed the way people viewed beauty. The actress became an icon in the world of fashion, and a modern-day fashion photographer, has a dazzling new way of portraying women. But what about the ancients? They believed in perfect proportions, and they would have looked down on a modern actress with a double chin. Victorians, on the other hand, thought that a tiny rosebud lip was the quintessential beauty element.