Investigating and Exploring Beauty Markers in Pseudo Dionysus’ Works Focusing on Scholars’ Views

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Parvaneh Gharib Garkani
Esmaeil Baniardalan
Shamsolmoloke Mostafavi


Aesthetics term has been used for the first time by philosopher Alexander Baumgarten in 18th century which is referred to cognition through senses and sensory sciences. Although Mediaeval philosophic thought in west ignorance has been established based on Rome and Greek philosophy and has been formed by Christianity and has deep association with it, it is necessary to access to Old Testament books and ancient philosophers’ thought to investigate aesthetics, so in order to achieve this goal scholars’ views in different books have been used in this study. The present study extracts and verifies various aesthetic markers in the works of pseudo Dionysus and uses mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. Snowball sampling method employed to select scholars for interview and quantitative method conducted by Morgan Table. Books have been selected purposefully to extract elements, ATLASTI software applied to extract diagram in qualitative method and SPSS software also employed in quantitative method to do the related calculations. Results showed that 34 markers are extracted including light, proportion, being bright, absence of excess and…which in qualitative results ultra-beauty, coma, the best beneficence and… are the most repeated ones, but in quantitative sources integrity, creativity, ultra-beauty, absence of excess, harmonious, perfection, source and destination of everything and light have the most proportion.


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Gharib Garkani, P., Baniardalan, E., & Mostafavi, S. (2020). Investigating and Exploring Beauty Markers in Pseudo Dionysus’ Works Focusing on Scholars’ Views. International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS), 5(2), 07-28. Retrieved from