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Meaning of AESTHETICS

Pronunciation:  es'thetiks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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"
 

AESTHETICS is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: esthetics
 
 See Also: philosophy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\[AE]s*thet"ics\, Esthetics \Es*thet"ics\ (?; 277),
n. [Gr. ? perceptive, esp. by feeling, fr. ? to perceive,
feel: cf. G. ["a]sthetik, F. esth['e]tique.]
The theory or philosophy of taste; the science of the
beautiful in nature and art; esp. that which treats of the
expression and embodiment of beauty by art.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: artistic taste, axiology, casuistry, connoisseurship, cosmology, dilettantism, epicureanism, epicurism, epistemology, ethics, expertise, expertism, first philosophy, friandise, gastronomy, gnosiology, logic, mental philosophy, metaphysics, moral philosophy, ontology, phenomenology, philosophastry, philosophic doctrine, philosophic system, philosophic theory, philosophical inquiry, philosophical speculation, philosophy, school of philosophy, school of thought, science of being, sophistry, theory of beauty, theory of knowledge, value theory, virtu, virtuosity
 

 

 

 

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