Dana Gioia – Why Beauty Matters
Contemporary culture has discarded the concept of beauty in both art and philosophy. It is not a word much used nowadays, even by art critics, except ironically. But the absence of beauty as a positive concept has left a hole in our thinking—not only in art and philosophy but also in education, politics, worship, and civic life. And its absence has doomed much of what we do in the public sector to failure.
In this talk I discuss the role of beauty in culture and intellectual thinking. I plan to release more video talks on my youtube channel. Please subscribe to my youtube channel if you would like to see them.