Bellezza e piacere. La fatica del giudizio estetico in qualche pagina medievale

Maria Tilde Bettetini


Through some pages of Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas we see some medieval solutions to the platonic drama of a beauty defined by numbers and measures, however with suprasensible roots: how can we say beautiful what cannot be measured? If Beauty is Harmony and Proportion, consequently how can it derive from a suprasensible beauty? How will it be possible to express aesthetic judgments that go beyond measurement? The medieval answers to these questions are far beyond the postmodern uncertainties, maintaining paradoxes.


Augustine of Hippo; Thomas Aquinas; beauty; harmony; aesthetic judgments; platonism; ideal numbers

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