Definition of Aesthetics

1. Noun. (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art). "Traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value"

Exact synonyms: Esthetics
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Philosophy
Derivative terms: Aesthetical, Aesthetician, Esthetical, Esthetician



Definition of Aesthetics

1. Noun. The study or philosophy of beauty. ¹

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Definition of Aesthetics

1. aesthetic [n] - See also: aesthetic

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Literary usage of Aesthetics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introduction to Philosophy by Wilhelm Jerusalem (1910)
"aesthetics is therefore the philosophy of feeling and its task consists in the ... His work on aesthetics, which appeared in 1750-1758, and intended to fill ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It is ative for aesthetics at once to recognize these variations v of imaginative activity and to determine the more common and universal directions which ..."

3. The Field of Philosophy: An Outline of Lectures on Introduction to Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton (1918)
"aesthetics aesthetics is the philosophy of aesthetic feeling and judgment. Since Kant's Critique of Judgment was written it has been recognized as a ..."

4. The Neo-Platonists: A Study in the History of Hellenism by Thomas Whittaker (1901)
"aesthetics. The passages devoted by Plotinus to aesthetics are not lengthy, but among ancient writings that touch upon the general theory of beauty and the ..."

5. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1914)
"THE STUDY IN aesthetics The very small children in patched clothing, Being smitten with an unusual wisdom, Stopped in their play as she passed them And ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"When the exigencies of a philosophic scheme lead some writers on aesthetics to include such acts or traits of beautiful and expressive behaviour among the ..."

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