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Aesthetics

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
11,897 words

To explore aesthetic issues in dance in broad areas of world culture, this entry comprises four articles: African Dance

Aesthetics

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
1,633 words

Branch of Western philosophy concerned primarily with the arts, especially the fine arts, although it often treats the concepts of

Aesthetic Thought

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
2,417 words

The problematic of African aesthetics is a modern era phenomenon unknown in its most brutal sense prior to the coming

aesthetics

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
156 words

is the branch of philosophy which deals with the nature of art and of artistic judgment. Some of the central

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
64 words

The branch of philosophy dealing with questions of beauty and taste. The term, which derives from a Greek word meaning ‘to perceive’, was coined by the German philosopher ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
55 words

[from the Greek aisthētika, ‘perceptible things’]

The philosophy of the beautiful in art and *taste. The present usage of the term originates from its adoption in ...

aesthetics

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
150 words

(Gk. aisthesis, perception)

Specialized branch of philosophy concerned with the arts. Plato's classical formulation of art as a

aesthetics

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F. Stephen Halliwell

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
880 words
Since its coinage in the mid-18th cent., ‘aesthetics’ has come gradually to embrace philosophies of both art and beauty (whether natural or created). Antiquity lacked any explicit ... More
aesthetics, history of

aesthetics, history of   Reference library

C. Janaway

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
4,112 words
Aesthetics, conceived as a distinct discipline or sub-discipline dealing with philosophical questions concerning art and aesthetic value, is a modern invention, originating in the ... More
aesthetics, problems of

aesthetics, problems of   Reference library

C. Janaway

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
3,140 words
Aesthetics is that branch of philosophy which deals with the arts, and with other situations that involve aesthetic experience and aesthetic value. Thus only part of aesthetics is the ... More
aesthetics: some psychological approaches

aesthetics: some psychological approaches   Reference library

R. W. Pickford

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,889 words
There are five main ways in which psychological approaches are made to visual aesthetics. First, there is the use of special experimental methods of dealing with judgements about art and ... More
aesthetics

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
482 words

a term used to describe thinking about the nature of art, particularly that which treats it as a singular and

aesthetics

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Richard L. Gregory

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
2,069 words

Derived from the Greek verb aesthanesthai (to perceive), the term ‘aesthetic’ was until fairly recently used in connection with the philosophy of sensation and ...

aesthetics

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,506 words

A branch of *philosophy that appeared during the 18th century in Germany. Aesthetics in the MA refers to contemporary discussions

aesthetics (Pre-Twentieth Century)

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
4,904 words

Commentaries on aesthetics, or studies of beauty, or critical analyses of literary texts in Britain can inevitably be traced back

aesthetics (Twentieth Century)

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
5,952 words

In Britain, the twentieth century has seen varying fortunes for aesthetics as a sub-discipline of philosophy. The situation at the

Aesthetics

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
295 words

Branch of philosophy concerned primarily with the arts, with concepts of natural beauty and the appreciation of nature. Whereas an

Aesthetic Theory

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,133 words

The absence of a body of written systematic aesthetic theory in Islam before the nineteenth century may be attributed in

Origins of Aesthetics

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
15,340 words
Illustration(s):
1

The emergence of aesthetics in the eighteenth century was a unique event in Western culture not duplicated in any other

aesthetics

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,757 words

is a branch of philosophy that concerns either the nature of beauty (whether natural or artistic) or the nature of

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