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" Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. "
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects

David Hume - Commerce - 1758 - 539 pages
...fentiment could never poffibly have a being. Beauty is no quality in things themfelves : It exifts merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One perfon may even perceive deformity, where another is fenfible of beauty ; and every individual ought...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary. Part I

David Hume - Essays - 1760 - 352 pages
...the fentiment could never poffibly have a being. Beauty is no quality in things themfelves? It exifis merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a t-'ifFerent beauty. One perfon may even perceive deformity, where another is fenfible of beauty ; and...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - 1768
...fentiment could never poffibly have a being. Beauty is no quality in things themfelves : It exifts 'merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One perfon may even perceive deformity, where another is fenfible of beauty ; and every individual ought...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1806 - 473 pages
...imaginary, and not in any case an inherent quality in external objects. " Beauty," says Mr. Hume, " is no " quality in things themselves : it exists merely...where " another is sensible of beauty ; and every in" dividual ought to acquiesce in his own senti" ment, without pretending to regulate those of " others....
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1806 - 473 pages
...imaginary, and not in any case an inherent quality in external objects. " Beauty," says Mr. Hume, " is no " quality in things themselves : it exists merely...contemplates them, and " each mind perceives a different teauty. One " person may even perceive deformity where " another is sensible of beauty; and.every in"...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - Philosophy - 1809
...object. It only marks a certain conformity or relation between the object and the organs or faculties of the mind ; and if that conformity did not really...could never possibly have being. Beauty is no quality jn things themselves : It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them ; and each mind perceives...
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A Critical Dissertation on the Nature and Principles of Taste, Volume 1

Martin M'Dermot - Aesthetics - 1823 - 408 pages
...denies the existence of beauty in objects, and places it solely in the mind. " Beauty," he says, " is no quality in things themselves, it exists merely...deformity where another is sensible of beauty; and every one ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others. To seek...
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A Critical Dissertation on the Nature and Principles of Taste

Martin MacDermot - Aesthetics - 1823 - 408 pages
...denies the existence of beauty in objects, and places it solely in the mind. " Beauty," he says, " is no quality in things themselves, it exists merely...which contemplates them, and each mind perceives a dhTerent beauty. One person may even perceive deformity where another is sensible of beauty; and every...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, Volume 1

David Hume - Philosophy - 1825
...object. It only marks a certain conformity or relation between the object \ and the organs or faculties of. the mind ; and if that conformity did not really...: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates tfiernj and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another...
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Essays, moral, political, and literary

David Hume - 1825
...object. It only 2 marks a certain conformity or relation between the object and the organs or faculties of the mind ; and if that conformity did not really exist, the sentiment could never pos-i sibly have being. Beauty is no quality in things themselves : It exists merely in the mind which...
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