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Terms relating to the branch of philosophy that examines the creation and appreciation of art, beauty, and taste.

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aesthetic judgment

Philosophy; Aesthetics

First formulated in detail by Kant in the eighteenth century, aesthetic judgment is a feeling-based judgment in which an object is found beautiful, and that we are entitled to make such a judgment ...

aesthetic qualities

Philosophy; Aesthetics

It is generally agreed among philosophers that there is an important distinction between the aesthetic qualities of objects, especially art objects, and their nonaesthetic qualities. For example, ...

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