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Noun1.aesthesis - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
perception - the process of perceiving
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
masking - the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones"
visual sensation, vision - the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
synaesthesia, synesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
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(27.) Ranciere, Aesthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art,
Using the Greek word aesthesis or aesthetikos, meaning "sensory
Drawing on Walter Mignolo and Rolando Vazquez's notion of "decolonial aestheSis," Kosick stresses that Gullar's experimental writing disrupts the sensorium of colonialism, making available modes of bodily perception and social relation that counter those naturalized by Western modernity.
For here it is not so much a matter of "aesthetics" as that is conventionally understood, as it is of aesthesis in the sense of sensory perception.
And the importance attributed to sensation (aesthesis, Aristotle 1955, 201, 319b15) (of course, with all its varying degrees), indeed, as the mark of coming-to-be and passing-away of the substratum (hypokeimenon) as this points at the major role played by the couple of poiesis (action) and pathos (affection, irritation) in the whole process.
David Howes points out that aesthetics derives from aesthesis, which generally refers to sensation and perception and is not related to 'beauty' per se.