Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Idea of a University: Episode 6

Jan. 18, 2014 (MP3) Ep. 6: Beauty part 1.  (25 min)  This time we examine beauty from a mostly philosophical perspective.  Why is beauty important?  Is beauty purely subjective?  What does St. Thomas Aquinas teach about the criteria/standards of beauty?  We examine the standards of actuality, proportion, radiance and integrity.  Touching briefly on what can we teach about beauty which will be taken up in episode 7, this is a two-part podcast on beauty.