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The determinations do not obstruct the spirit; they serve to energize its free and unimpeded movement. Thus the ordered character of the determinations is not what accounts for beauty. Rather it is the unobtrusiveness of the order of determinations which is required for beauty. More positively, the experience of artistic value, of beauty, reveals that there are three essential components of beauty: harmony, grace, and charm. a) The harmonious ordering of the determinations refers to the experiencing of a distinctive kind of ordering.

Let us suppose that only one of these proofs is elegant. All the proofs have, by definition, a harmonious ordering of the steps involved. The elegant proof not only has the harmonious ordering but each and every step is unique and is placed in the sole spot that it could possibly occupy. Similarly, it is crucial that if there is to be beauty or artistic value, then the harmony of the determinations must be unique and must fix the determinations in their singularity as precisely and exclusively the determinations appropriate to this order.

The description of these connections will be presented in the next part. , pp. 243 ff• 50 VALUE AND ARTISTIC VALUE IN LE SENNE'S PHILOSOPHY v Art, Le Senne says, does not reconstruct nature. Rather it is supposed to complete nature by resolving nature's imperfections. Art is supposed to join nature. " 1 This newness which is indispensable for art is not sheer novelty. Rather it is that retroversive newness whereby man's spirit deals with lived contradiction and resolves it in such a way that the terms of the contradiction now promote rather than impede the spirit's movement.

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