The Fundamental Principles and Laws of the Ontology of Systems Aesthetic Philosophy

The Fundamental Principles and Laws of the Ontology of Systems Aesthetic Philosophy

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1702-4.ch004

Abstract

This chapter notes that the philosophical ontology of system aesthetics is also the ontology of the systems philosophy and points out that system philosophy is the foundation of systemic beauty and explains the basic rules of systemic aesthetics. According to the view of systems philosophy, beauty lies in the unity of system diversity: the regularity and the rationality of the unity, the symmetry and non-conservation of the universe, the fit-for-purpose of the least action principle, and the hierarchy and structure of optimization. Those all constitute the overall beauty of systems aesthetics.
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Introduction

The philosophical foundation of systems aesthetics is systems philosophy. The philosophical ontology of systems aesthetics is also the ontology of the systems philosophy.

According to the view of systems philosophy, beauty lies in the unity of system diversity: the regularity and the rationality of the unity, the symmetry and non-conservation of the universe, the fit-for-purpose of the least action principle, and the hierarchical and structural features of optimization. Those all constitute the overall beauty of systems aesthetics.

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What is beauty? Beauty is systematic and is the result of the optimization of the overall system. The beautiful system is the optimization of the organic whole formed by various subsystems at different levels.

The universe is a huge and complex system. It is, therefore, the largest-scale beauty, the highest-level beauty and the most perfect beauty. This view is entirely in line with Plato’s and Zhuangzi’s view that the universe is the highest, the ultimate and the independent and self-existent beauty, instead of the “form” beauty. Because the so-called “form” beauty is only the external beauty.

The universe is a systematic material world, and a world of systematic beauty.

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The Five Laws Of Systems Philosophy Is The Foundation Of Systems Aesthetics

The Five Laws of systems philosophy are universally applicable to nature and society, human thinking and various man-made systems. It is also suitable for aesthetic system and the system of natural beauty, design beauty and artistic beauty.

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