- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

The quality and nature of sensory perceptions and emotive feelings related to art, nature, and various cultural products.

Longer explanation

I'll start here by asking you to think about the antonym of aesthetic, ‘anesthetic’. Now something with an anesthetic action dulls your senses, makes you groggy and basically puts you to sleep. So in ...

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