Definition of aesthetics in English:

aesthetics

Line breaks: aes|thet¦ics
Pronunciation: /iːsˈθɛtɪks
 
, ɛs-/
(US also esthetics)

noun

[usually treated as singular]
  • 1A set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty.
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    • This eternal reality may be God, it may be eternal principles of justice or aesthetics, or it may be the ultimate laws of nature.
    • The politics of representation are often a detriment to the appreciation of aesthetics.
    • However she admits it is necessary to have an appreciation of aesthetics as well as the technical skills.
  • 1.1The branch of philosophy which deals with questions of beauty and artistic taste.
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    • He constructed a system which embraces metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, ethics, and the meaning of life.
    • It simultaneously reconstructs philosophical aesthetics, especially that of Kant and Hegel, from the perspective of modern art.
    • Or is it an aesthetic philosophy as distinct from a philosophical aesthetics, such as Adorno's Aesthetic Theory?

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