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Aesthetics ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; also spelled æsthetics and esthetics also known in Greek as Αισθητική, or "Aisthētiké") is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>Definition 1 of aesthetics from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online.</ref> It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.<ref>Zangwill, Nick. "Aesthetic Judgment", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 02-28-2003/10-22-2007. Retrieved 07-24-2008.</ref> More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature."<ref>Kelly (1998) p. ix</ref><ref>Review by Tom Riedel (Regis University)</ref> In modern English, the term aesthetic can also refer to a set of principles underlying the works of a particular art movement or theory: One speaks for example of the Cubist aesthetic.<ref>http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/aesthetic</ref>


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Intro  Etymology  Aesthetics and the philosophy of art  History of aesthetics before the 20th century  New Criticism and The Intentional Fallacy  Post-modern aesthetics and psychoanalysis  Recent aesthetics  Aesthetics and science  Truth as beauty, mathematics  Computational inference of aesthetics  Evolutionary aesthetics  Applied aesthetics  Aesthetic ethics  Aesthetic judgment  Aesthetic universals  Criticism  Aesthetics in Non-Western cultures  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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Aesthetics ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; also spelled æsthetics and esthetics also known in Greek as Αισθητική, or "Aisthētiké") is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>Definition 1 of aesthetics from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online.</ref> It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.<ref>Zangwill, Nick. "Aesthetic Judgment", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 02-28-2003/10-22-2007. Retrieved 07-24-2008.</ref> More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature."<ref>Kelly (1998) p. ix</ref><ref>Review by Tom Riedel (Regis University)</ref> In modern English, the term aesthetic can also refer to a set of principles underlying the works of a particular art movement or theory: One speaks for example of the Cubist aesthetic.<ref>http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/aesthetic</ref>


Aesthetics sections
Intro  Etymology  Aesthetics and the philosophy of art  History of aesthetics before the 20th century  New Criticism and The Intentional Fallacy  Post-modern aesthetics and psychoanalysis  Recent aesthetics  Aesthetics and science  Truth as beauty, mathematics  Computational inference of aesthetics  Evolutionary aesthetics  Applied aesthetics  Aesthetic ethics  Aesthetic judgment  Aesthetic universals  Criticism  Aesthetics in Non-Western cultures  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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