Meaning of aesthetics
Pronunciation: (es-thet'iks or, esp. Brit., ēs-), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning works of art, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.
- the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty.
- aesthetics (Thesaurus)