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Definition of the noun aesthetics

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  1. (art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)
    • example: traditional aesthetics assumed the existence of universal and timeless criteria of artistic value
    • domain: art / artistic creation / artistic production
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • alternative spelling: esthetics
    • more generic word: philosophy = the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Alternative definition of the noun aesthetics


  1. The study or philosophy of beauty.

Specialised definition of the noun aesthetics

Glossary of sports

the theory of sensory perception, experience, opinion, and knowledge, in colloquial language also a term for "stylish beauty". With this meaning aesthetics represent an important element in dance, callisthenics, and artistic sports such as gymnastics and figure skating. Within the framework of education in these types of sport, aesthetic aspects regarding the ability to express oneself, rhythm, naturalness, and comprehensiveness of a movement play an essential role. The production of an aesthetic movement is based on the ability to structure and vary movements and to express them precisely. Aesthetics represent a norm in many artistic sports, i.e. the movement form has to be consistent and characterized by optimal coordination of its individual parts; it is, therefore, most often an independent criterion for performance assessment. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


Aesthetics is a record label.


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  1. "Aesthetics" is a book by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
  2. "Aesthetics" is a book by Gerald Burns.
  3. "Aesthetics" is a book by James W. Manns.
  4. "Aesthetics" is a book by Augustine of Hippo.


Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.

  • also known as 심미성, 美学

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Google previewForce:A Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology (2013)

A Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology by Christoph Menke

Aesthetics is a way of thinking that con— ceives the indissoluble indeterminacy of sensibility in conjunction with its internally guided, principled activity. The sensible is radically indeterminate because its generation of ideas cannot be reduced ...

Google previewNotes Toward a Conditional Art (2011)

by Robert Irwin, Matthew Simms

aesthetics is an essence, a question the real extent of which we do not know but the nature of...

Google previewThe Field of Philosophy (1918)

An Outline of Lectures on Introduction to Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton

Aesthetics is the philosophy of aesthetic feeling and judgment.

We may investigate the psychological and physiological conditions of aesthetic feeling and, thus far, Aesthetics is a branch of psychology and physiology. We may ...

Google previewThe Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2005)

by Ted Honderich

Aesthetics is that branch of philosophy which deals with the arts, and with other situations that involve aesthetic experience and aesthetic value. Thus only part of aesthetics is the philosophy of art.

Contemporary aesthetics is a rich and challenging part of philosophy, marked by a high level of disagreement even about ...

Google previewValues in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design (2015)

Finding Center in Theory and Practice by M. Elen Deming

As an art and science of sensory perception and cognition, aesthetics is a mode of...

Postrel puts it thus: ' Aesthetics is the way we communicate through the senses. It is the art of creating reactions ...

Google previewFolio 06 (2005)

Documents of NUS Architecture by Shiqiao Li, Belinda Ho

Aesthetics is a discipline like any other discipline. Epistemologicalfy, it begins with cognition first and then it is followed by re-cognition. Re-cognition is the systematics of cognition. This is why, those of inferior design capability shield behind all ...

Google previewSelected Writings on Aesthetics (2009)

by Johann Gottfried Herder

An even weaker objection against aesthetics is that it is not science but art, that the aesthetician is born and not made; this is an obvious misunderstanding of the primary concept. Our aesthetics is a science and aspires in no way to cultivate ...

Google previewBilingual Aesthetics (2004)

A New Sentimental Education by Doris Sommer

Aesthetics Is a Joke...

It clears up a long-standing 2 Aesthetics is a Joke.

Google previewThe Principles of Knowledge Creation (2007)

Research Methods in the Social Sciences by Bengt Gustavsson (Ph. D.)

Aesthetics is a Modern European Approach Let us begin by 131 6: Aesthetic Perspective: Hermeneutics ...

Google previewDictionary of the Theatre (1998)

Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis, Christine Shantz

Aesthetics formulates a value judgment about the text, and endeavours to base it on clearly-established criteria (cf. questionnaire*). 2. Descriptive (or structural) aesthetics merely describes and enumerates the forms of theatre, classifying them ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory (1993)

Approaches, Scholars, Terms by Irene Rima Makaryk

Aesthetics. [Reception. Theory]. The Constance School is commonly used to designate a direction in literary criticism developed by professors and students at the University of Constance in West Germany during the late 1960s and early ...

Google previewThe Lyotard Dictionary (2011)

by Stuart Sim

AESTHETICS 11 Kant, G. W. F Hegel and, more recently, Jürgen Habermas. Modern and postmodern aesthetic theories, understood, in this instance, through the work of Habermas and Lyotard respectively, turn on a question of particular ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

Aesthetics ' Ästhetik (Baumgarten), orig. Aesthetica . Aesthetics. Problems in the Philosophy of Criticism - Ästhetik ( Beardsley) .

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2010)

Volume 14: Folklife by Glenn Hinson, William Ferris

African American aesthetics is an open-ended tradition that favors extensive experimentation in a search for novelty. This is an aesthetic of freewheeling improvisation and innovation, and the artworks it generates and the cultural contexts in ...

Google previewThe Agamben Dictionary (2011)

by Alex Murray, Jessica Whyte

AESTHETICS between the two thinkers could be described thus: rather than rescuing the subject by way of remembering its loss, as Adorno would have it, Agamben would prefer to lose the subject in order to allow for its redemption.

Google previewDictionary of Existentialism (2013)

by Haim Gordon

Aesthetics is frequently confused with the philosophy of art, given that an aesthetic experience is frequently equated with the experience of a work of ART; indeed, a work of art is seen as exemplifying an aesthetic experience. Undoubtedly ...

Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

AEOUNE AESTHETICS OF MUSIC the romantic period about 1800. Its intimate charm is beautifully described in Eduard Morike's poem "Die Aeolsharfe" with musical settings by Brahms and (especially) Hugo Wolf. Various attempts have been ...

Google previewThe New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (2005)

by Philip Sheldrake

Accordingly, one pressing question, from the standpoint of religious aesthetics, has to do with what spiritual value to ascribe to home inally secular ...

Google previewThe Kant Dictionary (2014)

by Lucas Thorpe

Today 'Aesthetics' is the discipline that studies art and beauty, and other connected topics. The word 'aesthetic', which is derived from the Greek aisthanomai, meaning to perceive, feel or sense, had traditionally been used to mean having to ...

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ASL Aesthetics: A Collection of American Sign Language Stories and Poems

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Quotes about Aesthetics

Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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