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Our Dual Nature

Colin McGinn

in The Meaning of Disgust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199829538
eISBN:
9780199919482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829538.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the duality of our nature. It argues that the two sides of our nature are fused, yet each pulls in its own direction, wagging a finger at the other. Our fine side deplores our ... More


The Luxury Duality: From Economic Fact to Cultural Capital

Ulrich Lehmann

in Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402613
eISBN:
9781474422291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402613.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses luxury as both a quantitative measure of capital (economic) and as a qualitative measure of labour (social). Thus, it argues that luxury has to be regarded simultaneously as an ... More


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