Aesthetics

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Introduction1

Smart, funny examinations of contemporary artists (Sebastian Smee, Boston Globe)

Aesthetics (Andrea Borghini, About.com)
Aesthetics (Philosophy Tube)

Dictionary

aesthetics : a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty — Webster

Dictionary of Philosophical Terms & Names (Philosophy Pages)

Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. — Wikipedia

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Aesthetics (Edited by Rafael De Clercq, PhilPapers)
Aesthetics Portal (Wikipedia)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

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Preservation

History

History of Aesthetics (Peter Lamarque, Oxford Bibliographies)
History of aesthetics before the 20th century (Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page, Wikiquote

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

MERLOT

Course

Philosophy 66 Introduction to Aesthetics (Thomas W. Leddy, San Jose State University)

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

The American Society for Aesthetics, British Society of Aesthetics

News

The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (The American Society for Aesthetics)
British Journal of Aesthetics (British Society of Aesthetics)

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

The Philosophical Lexicon (Daniel Dennett and Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen)

Arts

Psychology of Art and Aesthetics (Pablo Tinio & Jeffrey Smith, Oxford Bibliographies)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Belief

Art and the nature of Belief (British Society of Aesthetics)

returntotop

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form
Foundation
Theory
Philosophy Metaphysics, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics
System, Cycle, Structure, Growth, Complexity, Control, Disturbance, Entropy, Chaos

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.