Relation between Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

Relation between Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

June 29, 2021 Off By Felso

Aesthetic; It is a branch of philosophy that questions what beauty is and tries to reach its knowledge.

Philosophy of art, on the other hand, is a branch of philosophy that deals with the works (works of art) created by humans, questions what art is, and examines the activity of the artist. While aesthetics questions the beauty in both nature and art, philosophy of art only questions the beauty in art. In this respect, aesthetics is more comprehensive.

The basic questions of aesthetics; What is beauty? What are the factors that make beauty beautiful? Are these factors found in the subject or the object? are such questions.

Compiled by: Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Year 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and Year 3 “History of Contemporary Philosophy” (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook