- 2017 Application is Closed - Acton University 2017: June 20 - 23

Does the Free Economy Stifle a Culture of Beauty?

Session 10 - Friday, June 23 - 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM

Intensive Course

Some critics of contemporary culture suggest that we cannot have a culture of beauty if we also have thriving capitalism, mass production and industrialization. Using many examples of art and architecture past and present, Clayton argues that it is man's understanding of the nature of the human person, of the cosmos and ultimately of God that are the most profound influences on the forms of the culture, for good or ill. Once we get these right, he suggests, far from stifling the growth of a culture of beauty, the free economy can be the most powerful instrument for its propagation.​

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