Reliability of Scientific Methods

  • Arthur E. StampsIII


In Chapter 2 we have suggested the following points:
  1. 1.

    It is very useful to think and discuss aesthetics in clear concepts rather than in vague notions.

  2. 2.

    For physical objects, “clear concepts” means expression only in terms of materials and spatial relationships.

  3. 3.

    For feelings, “clear concepts” means expression in terms of intensity of pleasure, intensity of arousal, and intensity and polarity of dominance.

  4. 4.

    For design review, the only required information is how intensity of pleasure is related to physical features of projects.



Preference Order High Rise Building Preference Variance Demographic Effect Environmental Preference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur E. StampsIII
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  1. 1.Institute of Environmental QualitySan FranciscoUSA

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