Looking for Beauty

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02.09.2014

Is there anything science won’t tackle? The latest question neuroscientists are taking on is, “What makes something beautiful?” We're checking in with the scientists, the philosophers and the arists in this hour.

  1. Beauty & Brains

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    Is there anything science won't tackle? The lastest question, "What is beauty?" We talk with two neuroscientists and an art historian about the new field of neuroaesthetics.

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  2. Sonic Sidebar: Umberto Eco on Beauty

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    Philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco wrote a history of beauty. A few years later, he followed it up with a study of ugliness. Here’s what he found:

    There's more Umberto Eco here.

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  3. Beauty & Justice - Elaine Scarry

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    These days beauty’s got a complicated reputation. One professor of literature and aesthetics at Harvard is giving beauty a makeover.

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  4. Folksy Beauty

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    This month a new show went up at the Milwaukee Art Museum, all about folk art. We stopped by to find the beauty behind folk art.

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  5. BookMark: Ruth Ozeki

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    Ruth Ozeki bookmarks "Kamikaze Diaries" by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney.

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  6. On Our Minds: Science Fiction

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    Did you hear about our sci-fi short fiction contest? If you want some inspiration, here's Junot Diaz on why he's a big sci-fi fan.

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