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The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art$
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Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001

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Numbering beauty

Numbering beauty

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(p.54) Chapter 9 Numbering beauty
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The Aesthetic Brain
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Anjan Chatterjee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0009

Numbers are not desiccated abstract entities confined to realms of pure thought. We can like and dislike them. We also find them beautiful. This chapter addresses why we find numbers beautiful, using phi as an example.

Keywords:   numbers, beauty, phi

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