from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty, as in the fine arts.
- n. In Kantian philosophy, the branch of metaphysics concerned with the laws of perception.
- n. The study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences.
- n. A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful: minimalist aesthetics.
- n. An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance: "They're looking for quality construction, not aesthetics” ( Ron Schram).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study or philosophy of beauty.
The term aesthetics was coined in the eighteenth century by the German philosopher Alexander Baumgarten from the Greek word aisthetikos meaning “perceptive, especially by feeling”.
Adult self-reported interest in aesthetics is related to a temperamental factor of openness , as reported by the Dana Arts and Cognition Consortium (with many more details and - as is the case in any serious scientific study - caveats concerning observed correlations etc.).
Each work is a journey, an adventure through the carefully placed items, colors, and layers; along the way, note the many Asian references, in aesthetics and objects.
Having some committee of aesthetics is a horrible idea.
The EuroX Magnesium lives up to its name in aesthetics and weight (103 grams).
To put it plainly, the half of the Critique of Judgement dealing with aesthetics is not exactly the watertight freighter you might expect from the author of the Critique of Pure Reason.
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