aesthetics

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aesthetics

The study and/or implementation of the activities which are pleasing to the senses, and have sensori-emotional value.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.

es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.
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Arthur Danto is not just a well-known philosopher of art; he has also become one of the most highly respected and influential art critics of our age.
Kant (in chapter 2) appears as the philosopher of art, subordinating art to philosophy: his anxious defence of disinterested beauty, taste and sublimity is to be reread, following Bataille, alongside the opposite concerns of a contemporary such as de Sade.
The philosopher of art ought to function as a type of critic.