For example, several Enlightenment philosophers and artists strove to tie beauty to the idea of truth.
They asserted that if something was true, then that thing was beautiful.
If a face is the same on one side as it is the other, then people tend to be viewed as more attractive.
Tests were done showing two pictures, one with a person with an unaltered face, and one that was made from a face with one half mirrored on the other side (competently done so that people couldn’t tell).
With this viewpoint, something is beautiful if it portrays a sense of justice in ethics, academics, art, or a number of other mediums.
Closely related to the idea of the golden ratio, justice can be seen as encapsulating balance, aesthetically-pleasing proportions, and moderation.As attractive as this philosophy may seem, we can once again find some room for error in this formulation.We can easily conceive of “ugly truths,” facts that possess a great deal of veracity but which are unpleasing to contemplate or behold.With this information in mind, we may be able to say that the presence of golden ratios connotes beauty, although this statement on our part should not be seen as being unchallengeable.Later on in history, particularly during the era of the Enlightenment, beauty began to be more associated with metaphysical concepts.Base instincts and survival Beauty is often determined by your own base instincts and the survival of your offspring.A person that is sickly is not attractive because your base instincts tell you to avoid sick partners because they make for less productive parents.We have seen that, despite there being a general consensus that beauty exists, definitions of this concept are very different from each other.Perhaps we must conclude with the admission that beauty is one of those indefinable concepts that mankind will wrestle with for millennia to come.Beauty is a concept that has long been theorized about by a wide variety of philosophers.From the Ancient Greeks to the post-modernist Nietzche, humans throughout history have had differing perceptions of beauty.