A New Kind of Aesthetics —The Mathematical Structure of the Aesthetic
AbstractThis paper proposes a new approach to the investigation into aesthetics. Specifically, it~argues that it is possible to explain the aesthetic and its underlying dynamic relations with an~axiomatic structure (the octahedral axiom-derived category) based on contemporary mathematics (namely category theory), and through this argument suggests the possibility for discussion about the mathematical structure of the aesthetic. If there were a way to describe the structure of the aesthetic with the language of mathematical structures and mathematical axioms---a~language completely devoid of arbitrariness---then we would make possible a universal argument about the essential human activity of ``the aesthetic'', and we would also gain a new method and viewpoint into the philosophy and meaning of the act of creating a work of art and artistic activities. This paper presents one mathematical structure as a foundation in constructing the science of dynamic aesthetics based on axiomatic functionalism, which is in turn based on a new interdisciplinary investigation into the generative structure of the aesthetic. View Full-Text
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Kubota, A.; Hori, H.; Naruse, M.; Akiba, F. A New Kind of Aesthetics —The Mathematical Structure of the Aesthetic. Philosophies 2017, 2, 14.
Kubota A, Hori H, Naruse M, Akiba F. A New Kind of Aesthetics —The Mathematical Structure of the Aesthetic. Philosophies. 2017; 2(3):14.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kubota, Akihiro; Hori, Hirokazu; Naruse, Makoto; Akiba, Fuminori. 2017. "A New Kind of Aesthetics —The Mathematical Structure of the Aesthetic." Philosophies 2, no. 3: 14.
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