Outline of a Theory of Scientific Aesthetics

Foundations of Science 23 (4):795-807 (2018)

Abstract

I offer a theory of art that is based on science. I maintain that, as any other human activity, art can be studied with the tools of science. This does not mean that art is scientific, but aesthetics, the theory of art, can be formulated in accord with our scientific knowledge. I present elucidations of the concepts of aesthetic experience, art, work of art, artistic movement, and I discuss the ontological status of artworks from the point of view of scientific philosophy.

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Gustavo E. Romero
Universidad Nacional de La Plata

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¿De qué se trata la matemática?Gustavo Esteban Romero - 2020 - Scientia in Verba Magazine 6 (1):60-64.

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