Regis College congratulates Professor John Dadosky on the release of his newest book, The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty: A Lonergan Approach. The book has been published by the University of Toronto Press.
"Beauty saves the world." This phrase from Dostoevsky's The Idiot contains an extremely important albeit neglected diagnosis and prescription for our contemporary world - the loss of beauty and its recovery. Taking the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar as a lead, one can conclude that such a loss leads to a world riddled with skepticism, moral and aesthetic relativism, a fragmentation of knowledge splintered into specialized disciplines, conflicting religious worldviews and the escalating ecological crises. In 9 chapters the book outlines the theoretical context for the loss of beauty in the West in Kierkegaard and Nietzsche's negative aesthetics and begins to offer a multi-fold argument for its recovery in aesthetic experience, the intelligibility of beauty, aesthetic judgments, the philosophy of art and the contemplation of beauty in nature and beyond.
For ordering and more information, please visit: http://www.utppublishing.com/The-Eclipse-and-Recovery-of-Beauty-A-Lonergan-Approach.html
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