Beauty and Aesthetics

The classical conception of beauty holds that the creation of a harmonious whole requires the placement of parts in order to create a pleasing effect. This concept is the primordial Western view of beauty and is represented in classical and neo-classical art. Aristotle wrote in his Poetics and Metaphysics that beauty is a function of order and definiteness. According to Kant, aesthetics is the art of pleasing people with its symmetry, dynamism, and aesthetic appeal.


The term “beauty” is used to describe a person who is aesthetically appealing. There are two aspects of beauty: inner and outer beauty. The former refers to psychological factors, while the latter refers to the aesthetic quality of a person’s appearance. A person’s physical attributes are valued for their aesthetic appeal. When a person is regarded as beautiful, they are more likely to be desirable. This includes physical features.

In Greek mythology, beauty is linked to love. In the Judgment of Paris, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, won the prize by slaying the demon Adonis and promising the most beautiful woman in the world to Paris. But Paris failed to fulfill the promise and returned to Aphrodite. The beauty of the man in her arms grew, and he married Aphrodite, the goddess of love. But, this was not enough. He was unfaithful, and he had to choose the most beautiful woman in the world.