According to the Oxford dictionary online, Aesthetics is defined as “a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. Also, the branch of philosophy which deals with questions of beauty and artistic taste.” ( I find this the easiest definition to grasp. However, there are several aspects to the concept of Aesthetics. As a branch of philosophy, it deals with Metaphysics, Epistemology and Axiology. 

To be honest I am trying my best to understand this topic enough to be able to relate it in my own words but I am not breaking through. If I understand anything I have read and watched so far; from the online lessons to the recommended reading and other resources I have read and watched. Aesthetics is such a difficult topic to define. I basically just understand it to the point that it is how we interpret beauty or art. 

I do not know if I am having a mental block at the moment which is making my CIU unit difficult for me to understand or if the challenge is that I am not studying correctly or that I lack the ability to brainstorm and reflect. The bottom line is I am struggling through this unit and It is draining me. 

As hard as this whole process is, I plan to keep reading and keep trying my best to process and understand the content of this unit.


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