Visual Space as Aesthetic Problem

Jesús Padilla Gálvez


The aim of this article is to reconstruct the contributions that Wittgenstein made to the field of aesthetics. The focus of interest lies on the theory of sensory perception. This theory is characterized
as a program of "minimal visibilia" and will be analysed by employing the phenomenological method. Three problems are addressed in the
context of the visual space, such as blurredness, indistinctness and sensory impressions. A distinction between the visual space and the Euclidean space can only be made by comparing their respective typical
structures. We will particularly analyse the relation that exists between the perceiving human being on the one hand and the visual space on the other hand. In order to get a deeper insight into this problem the visual space shall be compared to a two-dimensional
picture. Moreover the role and function of the colours have to be clarified to establish a "minimum visibilia".


Euclidean space; visual space; Wittgenstein

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Published by the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
ISSN: 1212-9097