Philosophy 160 - 8.5 Aesthetics

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast objective and subjective concepts of beauty.
  • Describe aesthetic judgment.
  • Explain the relation between aesthetics and environmentalism.
  • Explain the relation between aesthetics and feminism.
  • Describe everyday aesthetics.

Thus far, the chapter has touched on fairly abstract concepts related to value. However, value theory has very concrete applications. Aesthetics is an area of value theory that examines how people evaluate works of art and other aesthetic experiences in nature and their everyday lives.

This lesson has no exercises.

The content of this course has been taken from the free Philosophy textbook by Openstax