AESTHETICS AND ART | The British Journal of Aesthetics | Oxford AcademicAesthetics is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and appreciation of art , beauty and good taste. It has also been defined as " critical reflection on art, culture and nature". The word "aesthetics" derives from the Greek "aisthetikos", meaning "of sense perception". Along with Ethics , aesthetics is part of axiology the study of values and value judgments. In practice, we distinguish between aesthetic judgments the appreciation of any object, not necessarily an art object and artistic judgments the appreciation or criticism of a work of art.
Aesthetics: Crash Course Philosophy #31
Aesthetics, philosophy of culture and "the aesthetic turn"
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