21 October 2016

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: What is Beauty? + NEWS

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we are discussing; What is beauty?

One would have thought that since 2004 we would have discussed such a
key topic in philosophy as beauty. But it seems we haven't unless there
is some essay or posting that is hiding in some remote corner of the
blog and I haven't seen it. We have discussed "art" and the "beauty
of...." but not "what is.." So there you have it!

This might suggest that key and important things might be taken for
granted. But in real life beautiful people, to start with a topic, have
a huge advantage in society, they are paid more, people trust them more
and tend to get a second chance more often; research the topic. The only
time beautiful people get a raw deal is when they are competing with or
are inferior to an equally beautiful person.

As far as things and objects are concerned we are also attracted towards
beautiful things than ugly and unaesthetically unpleasing things do not
do. There is no doubt that beautiful things give us an emotional high.
But even beautiful things might have a drawback; presenting useless
things in beautiful packaging might be a way to exploit people's
weaknesses in commerce.

So just because beautiful things make us feel good, does it mean that
they are inherently good, just good or irrelevant for our life?

In the meantime you can find details at the link below about the San
Frutos event at the Segovian Centre this Saturday:
Festividad de San Frutos 2016 -- 23 October 2016
At the Centro Segoviano
Details here:

Best Lawrence

tel: 606081813
philomadrid@gmail.com <mailto:philomadrid@gmail.com>
Blog: http://philomadrid.blogspot.com.es/
PhiloMadrid Meeting
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao
Open Tertulia in English every
Thursdays at Triskel in c/San Vicente Ferrer 3.
Time: from 19:30 to 21h

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: What is Beauty? + NEWS

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