On Human Beauty

“Our perspective on human Beauty is skewed by the glut of the Beautiful involved in the entertainment industry; when we think of human Beauty, we do not think of Helen of Troy or King David, but Heidi Klum. The sultry photographed faces gazing at us from the Victoria’s Secret show window have sullied the reputation of Beauty. If one wants to think of human Beauty aright, he ought to imagine a trio of adolescent boys from the 17th century walking twelve miles to get a glimpse of a princess. Such a journey is not simply allowable, but morally commendable.”

-from On Human Beauty

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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