On Beauty and Being Just Summary
Elaine Scarry

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On Beauty and Being Just Summary

In On Beauty and Being Just, Elaine Scarry fights against the prevailing mid-1990s academic sentiment that beauty was not only unworthy of being studied but also potentially harmful or dangerous to appreciate in and of itself. She begins her argument with a section titled "On Beauty and Being Wrong," in which she examines how we perceive beauty - especially when we make a mistake in our judgments about what is or is...

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