Changing the Definition of Aesthetics

So, I’ve noticed recently there has been a movement to change the definition of aesthetics to focus on inner beauty. For those who don’t know : a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and and with the creation and appreciation of beauty 2 : a particular theory or of beauty or art : a particular taste for or approach to what is pleasing to the senses and especially sight
Definition one is broad, but definition two highlights the key point I’m trying to make. If aesthetics is an approach to what is pleasing to the senses we are clearly not talking about inner beauty. Now let me be clear inner beauty is WAY more important than outward beauty, but that is NOT what we are talking about here. We are strictly talking about what one can judge with the senses. You cannot see, taste, touch, smell or hear someone’s inner beauty. (Well maybe you can taste if you’re nasty (^-^)/ ) For the moment we will be superficial and only judge on the senses. Now, it is important to note that each person develops their own sense of superficial beauty. I have a friend who immediately thinks all Asians are attractive, another who only likes plus sized women (by the way, what is the plus added to?… I guess that can be a different article) still another who only likes women with flat derrières. My point is that even though I disagree I can’t tell them what is visually stimulating.

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