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#15 - It is often said that beauty is subjective. But this

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:32 am
by smile22
In this weaken question, I understand that the author is stating that beauty is objective. This conclusion is based upon the fact that modern standards of beauty are very similar to the standards of beauty of earlier cultures. I am confused as to how C weakens this conclusion. I appreciate any feedback that you can provide.

Re: December 1998, LR2, Q15

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:48 pm
by Emily Haney-Caron

The author is saying that we know beauty is objective because different cultures across time have all had similar beauty standards, and therefore there must be some "true" definition of beauty. C is offering another explanation for the similarity of our beauty standards with that of earlier cultures: our standards were influenced by the standards of previous cultures.

Hope that helps answer your question!