Truth, beauty and goodness | The Smith Lecture

Truth, beauty and goodness

But does beauty still transcend?
Kate Harrison Brennan
Thu Oct 26th, 2017
Art and culture
Lifestyle and well-being

We crave beauty, as much as we destroy it. Truth? Goodness? These concepts may seem easy to grasp and to define. But even in a self-assuredly beautiful city such as Sydney, when it comes to defining beauty, unlike truth and goodness, beauty may seem to slip through our fingers. However, that should not surprise us. The history of the idea of beauty in the Western world means that we have lost a vision of the beautiful.

This lecture will explore the characteristics of beauty and the possibility that beauty speaks in redemptive ways, spurring us to perceptual care. A vision of the beautiful has never been more important.

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