Definitions

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  • adj. Not aesthetic.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ aesthetic

Examples

  • In modern times, the distinction between "aesthetic" and "nonaesthetic" senses supplements this rank ordering.

    Tastes and Pleasures

  • Part of the value of aesthetic experience lies in experiencing the object in the right way, in a way true to its nonaesthetic properties, so that the aim of understanding and appreciation is fulfilled.

    The Concept of the Aesthetic

  • But one cannot think that beauty is bare; it is essential to aesthetic thought to realize that that the aesthetic properties of a thing arise from its nonaesthetic properties.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • By ˜interesting™ laws of taste I mean generalizations to the effects that anything of such and such a nonaesthetic kind is of such and such aesthetic kind, and these generalizations can be used to predict aesthetic properties on the basis of knowledge of nonaesthetic properties.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • We can say that whether something is beautiful does not depend on what we think about it; but it does depend on its nonaesthetic features.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • Or we can equally well say that the truth of aesthetic judgements is independent of our aesthetic judgements but it is dependent on nonaesthetic truths.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • Explores the dependence of aesthetic features on nonaesthetic features.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • Incidentally, it may be worth mentioning that the notion of an aesthetic judgment should obviously not be elucidated in terms in terms of the idea of a work of art: we make aesthetic judgments about nature and we make nonaesthetic judgments about works of art.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • Let us now consider a negative claim: that there are no interesting nonaesthetic-to-aesthetic laws, rules or principles.

    Aesthetic Judgment

  • Furthermore Sibley claimed that it was distinctive of aesthetic terms or concepts that they were not “condition-governed”, in the sense that they had no nonaesthetic positive criteria for their application.

    Aesthetic Judgment

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