Confucius, Gandhi And The Aesthetics Of Virtue

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CONFUCIUS, GANDHI AND THEAESTHETICS OF VIRTUEI think that in trying to find out whether moral goodness and beauty are in fact always linked, you are trying to answer an unanswerable question. We all have our own opinion on whether moral goodness and beauty are associated together. This is just mine.Personally I don't agree with the fact of moral goodness and beauty being associated together. The way I see it is that when a person is (morally) good they are not always beautiful (outwardly); but on the inside they may be very pretty. And the same the other ...view middle of the document...

Everything seems like it is perfect. But the closer you get to this very unique picture you see how "dysfunctional" it is. You find it hard to tell one person from the next, everything seems to blur together. It leaves you very confused, and wondering what the picture is really like, or what it really means. This all ties into the beauty and goodness theory by the fact that you look at the picture from a distance and you see a beautiful picture just like looking at a person and seeing there outward beauty, but when you step in for a closer look you see how cluttered the picture is or how immoral that person is.I think Gandhi said it best when he said?Moral beauty is an exceptional and very striking phenomenon.He who has contemplated it but once never forgets its aspects.This form of beauty is far more impressive than the beauty of nature and science. It gives those who possess its divine gift a strange and inexplicable power?. It establishes peace among men. Much more than science, art and religious rites, moral beauty is the basis of civilization. [2]I think that we are all individual people, with our own thought and ideals. And my personal opinion is that moral beauty and outward beauty are not linked together and in fact are two totally different things.

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