The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
By (author) Malcolm Budd
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Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature by Malcolm Budd
Book DescriptionThe aesthetics of nature has over the last few decades become an intense focus of philosophical reflection, as it has been ever more widely recognised that it is not a mere appendage to the aesthetics of art. Just as nature offers aesthetic experiences beyond the reach of art, so the aesthetics of nature raises issues not contained within the philosophy of art. Malcolm Budd presents four interlinked essays addressing all the main problems about the aesthetics of nature. These include: how the aesthetic appreciation of nature should be understood; the character of an aesthetic response to nature; what kinds of aesthetic experience nature affords and what kinds of aesthetic judgement it is amenable to; the aesthetic significance of intrusions by humanity into nature; whether aesthetic judgements about nature can be objectively true; the doctrine of positive aesthetics with respect to nature; the aesthetic significance of knowledge of nature and in particular whether scientific knowledge is necessary for serious aesthetic appreciation of nature; and the correct model for the appropriate aesthetic appreciation of nature. The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature also includes a comprehensive exposition and examination of the thoughts of the greatest philosopher to make a substantial contribution to the subject, Immanuel Kant, and an encyclopaedic critical survey of much of the most significant recent literature. Scholars and students of aesthetics will find valuable resources here, and much to think about.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199286997
(215mm x 139mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Malcolm Budd presents a selection of his work in aesthetics. Some essays deal with the abstract heart of aesthetics: issues such as the nature and scope of the aesthetic, the validity of aesthetic judgements, realism and anti-realism, pleasure and value, and the aim of art. Others focus on specific art forms: music and pictorial representation.
Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature, Hardback (January 2003)» View all books by Malcolm Budd
The aesthetics of nature has become an intense focus of philosophical reflection. This book presents four interlinked studies in the aesthetics of nature, approaching the subject from a variety of angles. It also provides a treatment of Kant's classic aesthetics of nature, and an encyclopaedic critical survey of literature on the subject.
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