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Only a Promise of Happiness

The Place of Beauty in a World of Art

by Alexander Nehamas

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geography,
  • Philosophy,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • USA,
  • Aesthetics,
  • Criticism,
  • Art and Architecture,
  • Comparative Literature,
  • Philosophy / Aesthetics,
  • American - General,
  • Art

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758271M
    ISBN 100691095213
    ISBN 109780691095219

    Get this from a library! Only a promise of happiness: the place of beauty in a world of art. [Alexander Nehamas] -- "Neither art nor philosophy was kind to beauty during the twentieth century. Much modern art disdains beauty, and many philosophers deeply suspect that beauty merely paints over or .   The Promise of Happiness is richly valuable not only for its discussion of utilitarianism but also for its broader deconstruction of the workings of happiness in a range of works of philosophy, literature, and social science. Whereas other feminist theorists also occasionally cast a critical eye toward happiness, or raise consciousness of /5(17).

    Only a Promise of Happiness obviously targets a much wider audience than professional philosophers, so much so that I suspect that art critics and art his- torians would get much more out of the Author: Christy Mag Uidhir. The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.”.

      Though Baron van den Eck cannot remember who said it, the quote - "Beauty is only the promise of happiness" - is from Stendhal's On Love, a series of essays in which Stendhal examines love generally (all while mixing in culture, history, politics and literature) and specifically by trying to exorcise his obsession with an Italian countess who. The substantial little book God’s Promise of Happiness is a 13, word sampling of the major topics covered in the larger book, effectively capturing the essence of Happiness for those without the inclination or time to read something larger. It is written for both believers and unbelievers, and its pocket size and the question and answer.


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