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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic and that other principles (as of the good or the right) are derived from them.

Usage examples (33)
  • Nothing more distant from the banal misreading of the aesthetic as an apolitical "aestheticism" can be imagined than the arguments to be found in these essays.
  • In Germany, whenever there is a debate about the great Catholic liturgical tradition, it only needs someone to utter the accusation of 'aestheticism', and it is all over.
  • He never threw off from himself that disproportionate accumulation of aestheticism which is the burden of the amateur.
  • Eucken has turned with equal severity against the aestheticism which is preached so loudly in our days and which «infects only reflective and pleasure-loving hedonists». for more
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