The Concept of Beauty
In the eighteenth century, the notion of beauty was largely a philosophical concern, and the Philebus section represents an example of the dominant conception of beauty. Classical theory preoccupied with the question of whether there is a standard of beauty and what makes a person beautiful. These preoccupations shaped the subsequent development of beauty as a concept, and in the process, influenced the evolution of many aesthetics theories. In the twentieth century, the notion of “beauty” began to become a popular term, as well.
Today, the concept of beauty has become so prevalent, that it is often linked to the fashion industry. The fashion, beauty, and fashion industries are closely related, and the aesthetic experience of being beautiful is often central to these industries. While beauty is a fundamental aspect of culture, it is not limited to the visual experience. It can also be a spiritual experience. Regardless of the form, the quality of beauty is defined by what it does for the mind and soul.
In addition to its aesthetic value, the word beauty is a term that has been used to define aesthetic value. In this sense, beauty can be synonymous with the concept of beauty, or can stand for a specific class of aesthetic value. It is used to describe a particular object or work of art, and is not restricted to symmetry. However, beauty is much more than an approbation term, and must be supported by relevant value criteria. The same criteria can be applied to different artistic forms.