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) is a
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational...
An organization is a social group which distributes tasks for a collective goal. The word itself is derived from the Greek word organon, itself derived from the better-known word ergon - as we know `organ` - and it means a compartment for a particular job.There are a variety of legal types of...
founded in 1960 to promote the study of aesthetics
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste...
. The BSA sponsors national and regional conferences, and publishes the British Journal of Aesthetics
The British Journal of Aesthetics is a journal dedicated to the study of philosophical aesthetics and the philosophy of art. It was founded in 1960 and is published quarterly by the Oxford University Press....
, as well as a newsletter. The organization also funds projects that promote the goals of the BSA.