What is Aesthetics in Philosophy? - Definition & History


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Aesthetics is an area of philosophy _____.

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1. Classical Greek philosophers like Aristotle and Plato _____ .

2. Islamic and Indian cultures, as well as the medieval Christian period of Western history share _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aesthetics is a field of intellectual inquiry that goes back to the earliest days of philosophy. These assessment questions will test you on some basic information on the philosophical principles related to aesthetics. Some things you'll be tested on include contributions of specific philosophers and different cultural ideas on aesthetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The focus of aesthetics
  • The contributions of Plato and Aristotle
  • Similarities over different cultures
  • Aesthetics as its own field
  • The history of aesthetics

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to ensure that you have accurately remembered the lesson's basic points on the focus, principles and relevant figures in aesthetics
  • Reading comprehension - check your comprehension of the views of different cultures and thinkers in regards to the philosophy of aesthetics, as well as controversies in attempting to analyze aesthetics as its own field
  • Knowledge application - answer the questions using your knowledge of the goals and history of the field of aesthetics as its own philosophical discipline

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of aesthetics by reviewing the corresponding lesson called What is Aesthetics in Philosophy? - Definition & History. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of aesthetics
  • Classical aesthetic theory
  • Aesthetics in different cultures
  • Aesthetics as its own branch of inquiry