In 1750 Alexander Baumgarten corrupted the Greek for "sensible" when he introduced the word "aesthetic" into the philosopher's discourse on beauty and "taste". This book reveals the Baumgarten corruption as the beginning of a great philosophical confusion, a lapse of reason into nonsense.
ROBERT DIXON, born Wolverhampton 1947. Mathematician, writer, artist and computer graphics programmer, contributor to the small international field studying Fibonacci phyllotaxis 1980-2000. Author of numerous essays in books and journals, ranging from peer review science to popular presentation. His books include
'MATHOGRAPHICS', Dover, New York, a beginners guide to mathematical drawing with compass and computer;
'THE BAUMGARTEN CORRUPTION', Pluto, London, a philosohpical essay of repudiation, looking at our misconceptions of 'art', 'aesthetics'and 'justice';
'HOAX PROFUNDITY', in paperback and Kindle, subtitled A citizen's audit of Higher Education as part of a wider study of so-called Modern Art in public funding,civic installation, loyal journalism and educational endorsement.
Rather like atheism, skeptical writing on so-called Modern Art is almost non-existent, making Dixon's writing on the subject an almost unique and quite unrivalled contribution to knowledge.