Everyday Aesthetics and Everyday Behavior

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Abstract

This article addresses everyday aesthetics from the point of view of everyday behavior. I suggest that the ordinary daily interaction of people with each other is one of the most important areas of everyday aesthetics. I present an interpretation of the concepts of both the everyday and aesthetics, and argue that in the context of everyday social relationships, it is wise to understand everyday aesthetics in a way that emphasizes the very everydayness of aesthetics, not its opposite, namely non-everyday or extraordinary aesthetics. This does not mean that extraordinary aesthetics would not have its place in other contexts, but it is not normally the goal in everyday behavior.
Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary Aesthetics
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • aesthetics
  • behavior
  • everyday
  • tact
  • taste

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