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.
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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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es·thet·ics

(es-thet'iks)
The branch of philosophy concerned with art and beauty, especially with the components thereof.
Synonym(s): aesthetics.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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It is here that Stroud begins to establish a link between Dewey's philosophy of art and his novel approach to moral philosophy--an approach which eschews traditional attempts to determine ultimate and/or foundational moral principles.
(6.) A critical account of Danto's analysis of Warhol appears in my Proust/ Warhol: Analytical Philosophy of Art (Peter Lang, 2008).
This book is probably the best comprehensive treatment of Heidegger's philosophy of art currently available in English.
The Outlines of a Philosophy of Art (1925), subsequently replaced by The Principles of Art (1938), was followed by the publication of An Essay on Philosophical Method (1933).
Somewhat later, in `The Letter on Humanism', Heidegger explicitly repudiates the compartmentalization of philosophy into discrete spheres of enquiry.(6) From beginning to end, Heidegger's thinking revolved around this one basic question of the meaning of Being.(7) Thus, to interpret the Holzwege essay as a work in the philosophy of art would be to betray Heidegger's own conception of the nature of his philosophical project.
In Nietzsche's Philosophy of Art Young gives us a lively and thorough account, interpretation, and critique of Nietzsche's theory of art, one that focuses on his published works.
Constructivism was primarily a philosophy of art and architecture, but it also found application, particularly in Russia, in literature and the theatre.
Noel Carrol and Film: A Philosophy of Art and Popular Culture
Chapters four and five give a sweeping interpretation of Kant's aesthetics and Hegel's philosophy of art. Here Rockmore's dual commitment to historical and systematic concerns is especially impressive.
A final section devoted to resources offers a chronology of writing on aesthetics or the philosophy of art, as well as more contemporary resources for aesthetic research.
Rosser examines affinities between Collingwood and Heidegger in the philosophy of art. Both Collingwood and Heidegger distinguish art from craft.
In an art world in which the critical establishment consisted largely of conservative sourpusses, Tucker's defining attitude was "to find out what [a] work's terms were, and then see if I could stretch my own understanding to meet them." But she also struggled to enlarge the concept of the museum, to open it up to the new and the difficult, and to deal with the successive challenges presented it by feminism, multiculturalism, and aids, not to mention the tremendous changes in the philosophy of art itself.

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