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21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetics / 1. Aesthetics

[general ideas about the study of art and beauty]

6 ideas
Baumgarten founded aesthetics in 1750 [Tolstoy on Baumgarten]
Nineteenth century aesthetics focused on art rather than nature (thanks to Hegel) [Hegel]
The institutional theory says only a competent expert can decree something to be an art work [Gardner on Dickie]
Kant gave form and status to aesthetics, and Hegel gave it content [Scruton]
Aesthetics has risen and fallen with Romanticism [Scruton]
Aesthetics presupposes a distinctive sort of experience, and a unified essence for art [Gardner]