Foundations of Science

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 795–807 | Cite as

Outline of a Theory of Scientific Aesthetics

  • Gustavo E. RomeroEmail author


I offer a theory of art that is based on science. I maintain that, as any other human activity, art can be studied with the tools of science. This does not mean that art is scientific, but aesthetics, the theory of art, can be formulated in accord with our scientific knowledge. I present elucidations of the concepts of aesthetic experience, art, work of art, artistic movement, and I discuss the ontological status of artworks from the point of view of scientific philosophy.


Aesthetics Art Ontology Science 



I thank Federico Langer for constructive conversations and Daniela Pérez for reading the manuscript. My work is in part supported by Grant PIP 0338 (CONICET).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR, CCT La Plata, CONICET-CICPBA)Buenos AiresArgentina

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