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´ ... the essence of the beautiful does not lie in some realm simply opposed to reality. On the contrary, we learn that however unexpected our encounter with beauty may be, it gives us assurance that the truth does not lie far off an inaccessible to us, but can be encountered in the disorder of reality with all its imperfections, evils, errors , extremes and fateful confusions.the ontological function of the beautiful is to bridge the chasm between ideal and the real.`

Hans-Georg Gadamer, The Relevance and the Beautiful (1977)

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