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How do we know that something is beautiful?

TOK presentation by Julia Zvereva
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Zvereva Yulia

on 25 January 2013

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TOK presentation by Julia Zvereva How do know something is
beautiful? Knowledge issue How can we perceive something or someone and determine if it is beautiful or ugly?
Is beauty socially or culturally determined? Real life situation Anna Wood claimed she needed to go on a diet because she was "chubby". She ended up going on a diet and this created a terrible eating disorder. Anna Wood suffered from anorexia and died at age 16. The Media •The media constantly changes our perception of beauty
•Identifies one thing as popular and holds it up as the ideal
•Media exposure is said to be one of the main reasons for eating disorders and the want for plastic surgery. Teenage girls and women watch TV or read magazines containing women that are considered to be the "hottest women alive"
They mimic celebrities and models to make themselves more physically appealing so they can be perceived as "beautiful". Cultural Impact on the Perception of Beauty •Cultural implications of beauty are very prominent in every culture
•It has a strong influence on perception of women
•Different cultures or religions can affect a perception of a woman and her beauty
•Growing up in certain areas can also impact ones perception on beauty Conclusion In conclusion, I believe that beauty has to do with the way an individual perceives it and the beauty we see in individuals should not be impacted by the false perception of it in the media.
Different cultural implications of beauty portray that we all see the world differently and our perception is shaped by the culture we were brought up in. Work cites. http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JohannaDreyfuss/009092.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/courses/beauty/web5/mjain.html
http://thebodyproject.bradley.edu/media/index.shtml
http://www.helium.com/items/1490944-how-the-media-changes-our-perception-of-beauty?page=2 Plastic surgeons estimate Megan Fox had up
to $60,000 worth of work done. "Everything has beauty
but not everyone sees it"-
Confucius
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