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The Aesthetics of Design$
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Jane Forsey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964369

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Significance of Design

Conclusion: The Significance of Design

(p.244) Conclusion: The Significance of Design
The Aesthetics of Design

Jane Forsey

Oxford University Press

The conclusion argues that design, because of its ubiquity and embeddedness in everyday life, serves to illustrate the importance of the aesthetic in general as part of human lives and concerns. A theory of design represents the need for a re-integration of aesthetics into philosophy at large. An aesthetics of design is uniquely situated to challenge some of the more entrenched positions in the discipline, and to provide solutions to some of its more intractable problems.

Keywords:   Aesthetics of design, philosophical aesthetics, design and the everyday

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