Aesthetic Order challenges contemporary theories of aesthetics, offering the idea of beauty as quantitative yet different from the traditional discursive order. It will be of importance to all interested in aesthetic theory.

chapter |6 pages


part |2 pages

PART I Understanding order

chapter 1|18 pages

What is order?

chapter 2|20 pages

What is disorder?

chapter |4 pages

PART II Two types of order

The distinction between discursive and aesthetic order

chapter 3|12 pages

Discursive order

The conventional concept

chapter 4|19 pages

Beyond discursive order

chapter 5|14 pages


The unpredictable order

chapter 6|21 pages

Aesthetic order

Quantitative analysis

chapter 7|36 pages

Aesthetic order

Qualitative analysis (I)

chapter 8|25 pages

Aesthetic order

Qualitative analysis (II)

chapter 9|29 pages

Relations and interactions

part |2 pages

PART III Aesthetic queries

chapter 10|41 pages

Understanding beauty

chapter 11|57 pages

Defining art