About the author: Aron Katsenelinboigen was born in Ukraine and studied at the Moscow State Economic Institute. Since his emigration to the United States, Dr. Katsenelinboigen has taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of 18 books including, most recently, Concept of Indeterminism and Its Application; Economics, Social Systems, Ethics, Artificial Intelligence & Aesthetics (Greenwood, 1997), and Evolutionary Change (Gordon & Breach, 1997) and numerous articles.2003 0-7734-6718-1
This book brings a new approach to the category of beauty, defining it as a predisposition to development. Predispositions occur as an isomorphic structure in any disjointed system where ‘time is out of joint’ and where it is possible to create conditions that can influence the unknown future. A predisposition contains as independent variables material and relational components weighted in partly conditional values. This study contributes to the manifold of different approaches to beauty and brings to it some fresh ideas. It introduces a new version of an analytical approach to beauty that allows dissecting the whole in such a way as to make possible its synthesis and the clarification of its meaning.