The Philosophy of Beards

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      “The Philosophy of Beards” by Thomas S. Gowing is a whimsical exploration of facial hair that transcends mere grooming advice to delve into the deeper cultural and philosophical significance of the beard. Gowing, a Victorian-era advocate for the beard, presents a spirited defense of facial hair as a symbol of masculinity, intellect, and individuality. Through witty anecdotes and historical anecdotes, Gowing celebrates the beard as a timeless symbol of rebellion against societal norms and a reflection of one’s inner character.


      In “The Philosophy of Beards,” Gowing challenges prevailing notions of beauty and conformity, arguing that the beard is a natural expression of male virility and strength. He traces the evolution of facial hair throughout history, from its revered status in ancient civilizations to its vilification in more recent times. Gowing’s irreverent tone and keen observations offer readers a lighthearted yet thought-provoking examination of the beard’s role in shaping identity and challenging societal norms.

      Beyond its humorous anecdotes and witty observations, “The Philosophy of Beards” offers a deeper exploration of the human psyche and the quest for self-expression. Gowing’s celebration of the beard as a symbol of individuality and defiance resonates with readers of all ages, reminding us of the power of personal adornment to convey identity and assert autonomy. Through his spirited defense of facial hair, Gowing invites readers to embrace their unique selves and celebrate the diversity of human expression.

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      First Publication Date : 1854

      Author : Thomas S. Gowing

      Genres: History, Non-Fiction, Philosophy

      Language : English

      Word Count : 17,000

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      Cover Art : Includes 4K hi-resolution book cover

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      Thomas S. Gowing

      Thomas S. Gowing (1806 - 1874), an English author, delved into the cultural and philosophical significance of facial hair in his renowned work "The Philosophy of Beards." Published in 1854, Gowing's book offers a whimsical exploration that transcends mere grooming advice, delving into the deeper implications of the beard in society. Through witty anecdotes and historical references, Gowing navigates the complexities of beard culture, shedding light on its various interpretations and symbolic mea… Read More

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