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" For, on that principle, the wedge-like snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage at the end, the little sunk eyes, and the whole make of the head, so well adapted to its offices of digging and rooting, would be extremely beautiful. "
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The Genealogy of Aesthetics

Ekbert Faas, Ekbert (York University Faas, Toronto) - 2002 - 439 pages
...Gerard, and others had associated beauty with fitness and utility; Burke countered that, by that token, "the wedge-like snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage...the whole make of the head, so well adapted to its office of digging, and rooting, would be extremely beautiful."131 Shaftesbury, Spence, and Hutcheson...
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The Seventh Sense:Francis Hutchenson and Eighteenth-Century British ...

Peter Kivy - 2003 - 418 pages
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The Seventh Sense : Francis Hutcheson and Eighteenth-Century British ...

Peter Kivy - 2003 - 416 pages
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The Works of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 2004 - 516 pages
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Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics

Paul Guyer, Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosoph Paul Guyer - 2005 - 359 pages
...theory," he scornfully observes, "experience was not sufficiently consulted": For on that principle, the wedgelike snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage...digging, and rooting, would be extremely beautiful. The great bag hanging to the bill of a pelican, a thing highly useful to this animal, would be likewise...
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 272 pages
...above all a "social quality" pertaining to taste.51 If fitness were a cause of beauty, he argues, then "the wedge-like snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage...digging, and rooting, would be extremely beautiful" (PE 105). When applied to swine, the term rooting means to dig with the snout in search of food, though...
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Berkeley and Irish Philosophy

David Berman - 2005 - 234 pages
...drawn from ugly but useful domestic animals. Thus he notes that if the utility theory were correct 'the wedge-like snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage...the whole make of the head, so well adapted to its office of digging and rooting, would be extremely beautiful'. For Hutcheson, as we have seen, also...
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Edmund Burke: On Tast - on the Sublime and Beautiful - Reflections on the ...

Edmund Burke - 2007 - 448 pages
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 2008 - 572 pages
...this theory, I am appreheusive that experience was not sufficiently consulted For, on that principle, the wedge-like snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage...digging and rooting, would be extremely beautiful. The great bag hanging to the bill of a pelican, a thing highly useful to this animal, would be likewise...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke - 2008 - 572 pages
...this theory, I am apprehengive that experience was not sufficiently consulted For, on that principle, the wedge-like snout of a swine, with its tough cartilage...adapted to its offices of digging and rooting, would he extremely beautiful. The great bag hanging to the bill of a pelican, a thing highly useful to this...
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