aesthetics definition

  • noun:
    • The part of philosophy that relates to the nature and appearance of beauty, like in the good arts.
    • In Kantian viewpoint, the branch of metaphysics worried about the laws and regulations of perception.
    • the research associated with the psychological answers to beauty and creative experiences.
    • A conception of something artistically legitimate or beautiful: minimalist looks.
    • An artistically stunning or pleasing appearance: "They're in search of high quality building, maybe not aesthetics” ( Ron Schram).
    • the research or viewpoint of beauty.

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