Informational Aesthetics

  • Tadeusz Pawlowski
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 144)


The impressive results achieved in exact and engineering sciences, thanks, among other things, to their mathematization, have encouraged many to apply mathematics also in disciplines traditionally regarded as unamenable to mathematical treatment. The introduction of measurement and of mathematical concepts to psychology and sociology considerably changed the languages of those sciences. Even such humanistic disciplines as aesthetics and theory of art rushed in pursuit of exactness. A new discipline has arisen in aesthetics, called informational aesthetics, because in it the conceptual apparatus of mathematical information theory is used to describe and analyse aesthetic phenomena. The purpose of this chapter is to present and analyse the main concepts and assumptions of informational aesthetics, and subject them to critical analysis.


Quantitative Statement Optimal Information Informational Measure Superization Level Conceptual Apparatus 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tadeusz Pawlowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyUniversity of LodzPoland

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