Democracy, Diversity, and Beauty (20192). 3 units. Is diversity a political or aesthetic value? If both, what is the relation between them? What, more generally, is the relation between the value of diversity, which celebrates the differences among individuals, and the principles of democratic government, which emphasize their equality? And what place is or ought there to be in democratic societies for the public support and celebration of beauty? Readings from Tocqueville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Santayana, Dewey, and contemporary writers. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen. A.T. Kronman.