Definition of aesthetics in English:

aesthetics

(also esthetics)

plural noun

  • 1[usually treated as singular] A set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.

    • ‘Blue skies are a natural phenomena; principles of aesthetics and design are not.’
    • ‘However she admits it is necessary to have an appreciation of aesthetics as well as the technical skills.’
    • ‘I also appreciated the aesthetics of the heat sink.’
    • ‘Thanks again for what you are doing to contribute to an appreciation of aesthetics.’
    • ‘A butterfly's wing is a uniquely visual exhibition, not only of the aesthetics of nature, but of the machinery of evolution.’
    • ‘Appreciation of conventional cinema aesthetics, among both filmmakers and their intended audience, may be naïve or limited.’
    • ‘The politics of representation are often a detriment to the appreciation of aesthetics.’
    • ‘This eternal reality may be God, it may be eternal principles of justice or aesthetics, or it may be the ultimate laws of nature.’
    • ‘‘Physical fitness concerns itself more with aesthetics and appearance,’ he says.’
    • ‘However, real ‘urban design’ is not a matter for any profession and is not merely concerned with aesthetics.’
    • ‘There is a lack of overarching concern for aesthetics or consistency that runs deep within our political infrastructure.’
    • ‘The addition of these trees to the school grounds will enhance the aesthetics of the landscape.’
    • ‘This does not mean that aesthetics is irrational - see above.’
    • ‘But how many of us have ever appreciated the aesthetics of the underground terrain as we go from here to there?’
    • ‘The extended chokes especially are popular with clay-target shooters - and hunters less concerned with aesthetics.’
    • ‘Mindful of public aesthetics and my reputation, I put the garage door down first.’
    • ‘Chartres new luminosity and stained-glass windows illustrate a second principle of medieval aesthetics.’
    • ‘Concerns over health and esthetics motivated this campaign.’
    • ‘I spend less in the rooms and more in the common spaces, where wear and aesthetics are a concern.’
    • ‘They have a much greater appreciation of aesthetics.’
    1. 1.1The branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste.
      • ‘Additionally, he wrote extensively on aesthetics, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of language.’
      • ‘An absolute answer is impossible, as it is basically a question of aesthetics.’
      • ‘Richard's own work synthesizes and elaborates upon this eclectic mix of aesthetics, philosophy, and area studies.’
      • ‘His 1829 essay on Kant's aesthetics won the Prussian royal prize in philosophy.’
      • ‘He is the first in particular to distinguish, perhaps too sharply, between aesthetics and the philosophy of art.’
      • ‘Under his treatment, ethics, sociology, aesthetics, and religion become a part of the history of the Absolute.’
      • ‘It simultaneously reconstructs philosophical aesthetics, especially that of Kant and Hegel, from the perspective of modern art.’
      • ‘His art is wonderfully representative of the essence of the philosophy of Indian aesthetics.’
      • ‘He constructed a system which embraces metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, ethics, and the meaning of life.’
      • ‘Officially, this means a doctorate in philosophy, specifically in aesthetics.’
      • ‘In Hegelian aesthetics, the sacred art of the sublime can only be the art of poetry.’
      • ‘We teach many things, but mostly I teach aesthetics, philosophy of the image.’
      • ‘In keeping with the conception of philosophy mentioned above, aesthetics was thought of as meta-criticism.’
      • ‘Is Nietzsche the one who first articulated the apollonian v. dionysian split in aesthetics?’
      • ‘Has no one heard of Schopenauer or the philosophy of aesthetics?’
      • ‘I have always wanted to use that fun quote since taking a philosophy course of aesthetics years ago.’
      • ‘The desirability of the effects and the legitimacy of the causes are questions left to esthetics, psychology, and moral philosophy.’
      • ‘Presumably, he intended follow up his ethical investigations with respective treatises on epistemology and aesthetics.’
      • ‘Or is it an aesthetic philosophy as distinct from a philosophical aesthetics, such as Adorno's Aesthetic Theory?’
      • ‘They can also be read together to form a view of Kant's theory of aesthetics and teleology.’

Pronunciation:

aesthetics

/esˈTHediks/