Excerpt from Beauty: A Very Short Introduction, by Roger Scruton

Suppose you ask me what is the content of Van Gogh’s famous painting of the yellow chair. What exactly does it mean? you ask: what am I supposed to understand, about this chair, or about the world, from looking at this picture? I might reply: it’s a chair, that’s all. But in that case, what’s… Continue reading Excerpt from Beauty: A Very Short Introduction, by Roger Scruton