Denis Dutton - Quotes

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I think the idea of the social construction of beauty - this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is - is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there's also a natural response people have to it. ---->>>

Dumbing down takes many forms: art that is good for you, museums that flatter you, universities that increase your self-esteem. Culture, after all, is really about you. ---->>>

It's clear on the one hand that an education enriches and informs a response to beauty, even makes it possible in esoteric cases. On the other hand, there's no question that someone with no musical education whatsoever might wander into a concert hall and be overwhelmed by the 'Beethoven Pastoral Symphony'.

It's clear on the one hand that an education enriches and informs a response to beauty, even makes it possible in esoteric cases. On the other hand, there's no question that someone with no musical education whatsoever might wander into a concert hall and be overwhelmed by the 'Beethoven Pastoral Symphony'.

It's a grave mistake in publishing, whether you're talking about Internet or print publication, to try to play to a limited repertoire of established reader interests. ---->>>

I try to figure out - intellectually, philosophically, psychologically - what the experience of beauty is. ---->>>

I have seen journals with good financial backing and editorial support die because they looked so bad nobody wanted to publish them. ---->>>

My parents were in the book business, my brothers still run the Dutton bookstores in Los Angeles, and I've been interested in editing books and journals all of my life. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: New Zealand
Born: 02-09, 1944
Birthplace:
Die: 12-28, 2010
Occupation: Philosopher
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The phrase "Dennis Dutton" redirects here. For fictional characters named "Dennis Dutton", see The Vertical Hour and The Crouches. Denis Laurence Dutton (9 February 1944 – 28 December 2010) was an American philosopher of art, web entrepreneur, and media activist. He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand (wikipedia)