Aesthetics 1-18

Aesthetics 1-18 - Aesthetics 1/18/2012 Aesthetics - Branch...

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Aesthetics 1/18/2012 Aesthetics - Branch that studies art and beauty o But includes a good deal that isn’t art nor beauty o Qualities might not just be of beauty, there are other characteristics o There are other aesthetic attributes as graceful, sublime, etc. - Word Origin o Introduced by Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (Aesthetica 1750) o From the greek word aisthetikos, which means perception or sensation o Kant (Critique of Judgment 1790) used term extensively For him, not a logical but a subjective judgment Pleases or displeases Agreeable, gratifies man Beautiful, pleases man. Good, esteemed by man Doesn’t require a concept nor interest Judgment of beauty is… Subjective Aesthetic Grounded in feelings of pleasure or displeasure It is not… Objective Logical Judgments involving what or that. Dependent on concept of object Also believed that beautiful pleased universally We differ in aesthetic judgements because of judgements
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