kalology

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καλός (kalós, beautiful) +‎ -logy.

Noun[edit]

kalology (uncountable)

  1. The study of beauty; aesthetics.
    • 1950, William Pepperell Montague, Great visions of philosophy:
      They are the questions of methodology, of metaphysics, and of kalology. First: What are the ways in which we should attain and verify our knowledge, and how should we interpret truth when we have attained it — as subjective and dependent upon our minds, or as objective and identical with reality?