That such pleasingness
would reside for her in any man astonished her.
73) Hogarth's Analysis adumbrated such moves when it explained the pleasingness
of the wavy-line through the "lively movement" taken by "the hand .
Morriss and Dunlap tested Goethe's Law (1810) about how pleasingness
may be related to the proportional size of areas occupied by different colors in paintings according to the lightness of those colors.
But even if "The Way of Things" did not spell out a coherent argument per se, the pleasingness
of the exhibition lay in any case less in the overall text, and more in the details and dynamics of each composition.
Indeed, the pleasingness
of DSP is what most captivates us and, we imagine, others as well:
In Otherwise Than Being, the gift is frequently identified with "my own mouthful of bread" (1981, 74): it is that material benefit which I confer on the Other or that detriment which I suffer in disinterestedness, where "distinterestedness" does not mean that ethics should be "impartial" or "universalizable," but means "without compensation, without eternal life, without the pleasingness
of happiness, complete gratuity" (6).
Aristotle also described three social, or conversational, excellences pertaining to the degree of pleasingness
one adopts in relating to others, to forthrightness in self-presentations, and to relaxation in the company of others.
Participants were asked to look at 20 paintings randomly spread out on a large table and fill out rating questionnaires (one for each painting) across six aesthetic dimensions: pleasingness
, liking, preferability, beauty, interestingness, and wish to see again.