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Aesthetics ("also spelled æsthetics) is commonly known as the study of "sensory or sensori-emotional values; sometimes called "judgments of "sentiment and "taste.[1] More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on "art, "culture and "nature."[2][3] Aesthetics is a subdiscipline of "axiology, a branch of "philosophy, and is closely associated with the philosophy of "art.[4] Aesthetics studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world.[5]

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Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music and literature. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as "aesthetics.

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Immanuel Kant (German pronunciation: "[ɪˈmanuɛl kant]; 22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German "philosopher from the "Prussian city of "Königsberg (now "Kaliningrad, Russia). He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and of the late "Enlightenment.

Kant created a new widespread perspective in philosophy which influenced philosophy through to the "21st Century. He also published important works of "epistemology, as well as works relevant to religion, law, and history. One of his most prominent works is the "Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation into the limitations and structure of reason itself. It encompasses an attack on traditional "metaphysics and "epistemology, and highlights Kant's own contribution to these areas. The other main works of his maturity are the "Critique of Practical Reason, which concentrates on "ethics, and the "Critique of Judgment, which investigates "aesthetics and "teleology.

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"Baumgarten appropriated the word "aesthetics, which had always meant sensation, to mean taste or "sense" of beauty. In so doing, he gave the word a different significance, thereby inventing its modern usage. The word had been used differently since the time of the ancient Greeks to mean the ability to receive stimulation from one or more of the five bodily senses.

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  1. ^ Zangwill, Nick. "Aesthetic Judgment", "Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 02-28-2003/10-22-2007. Retrieved 07-24-2008.
  2. ^ Kelly (1998) p. ix
  3. ^ Review by Tom Riedel ("Regis University)
  4. ^ Bruyn, Professor Severyn T. "Art and Aesthetics in Action", "Boston College, 2002. Retrieved 07-22-2008.
  5. ^ Freeman, Lindsey (Phd) Remembering Debord
  6. ^ Clement Greenberg, “On Modernist Painting”.

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