In the first systematic account of aesthetics in relation to the natural environment, Emily Brady provides critical understanding of what aesthetic appreciation of nature involves and develops her own distinctive aesthetic theory. In particular, she develops a theory of aesthetic appreciation which integrates subjective and objective approaches. Among the topics discussed which bring together philosophical aesthetics and environmental philosophy are: *The nature of aesthetic experience *Aesthetic value *Theories of aesthetic appreciation of nature *Art and environment *Imagination, emotion and meaning in aesthetic appreciation of nature *The justification of aesthetic judgements of nature *The intersection between aesthetic and ethical value *The role of aesthetics in nature conservation and environmental policy In providing a thorough account of the literature together with original critical insights this book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in environmental philosophy and aesthetics as well as those in geography, landscape architecture, art theory and sociology.
Features: *Offers a new approach to the subject *Provides a solid grounding in environmental aesthetics *Connects with ecological issues, conservation and environmental planning
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Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography - Emily Brady
Emily Brady is Lecturer in Philosophy at Lancaster University, Docent in Aesthetics at the University of Helsinki and a researcher in the Finnish Academy.