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Beauty as a Formative Principle of Moral Living

Nagle, Cormac (2019) Beauty as a Formative Principle of Moral Living. Australasian Catholic Record, 96 (1). pp. 56-65. ISSN 0727-3215

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Abstract

This article outlines the following concepts: beauty in a philosophical sense: why we respect persons, creation, the environment, even animals that externally present as ugly, noting their magnificent structure, their survival apparatus; why we are asked to look for integrity beyond the external and seek and value internal beauty in others and in the creation, leading to the theological question: what role does beauty play that so delights us in beautiful persons, beautiful creatures, and objects in forming our moral life?

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Beauty, philosophy, Moral Living
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 05:58
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 05:58
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3715

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