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The Nature of Artifacts

Steven Vogel

in Thinking like a Mall: Environmental Philosophy after the End of Nature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029100
eISBN:
9780262326988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029100.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Environmental restoration projects have been criticized by some (e.g. Katz) on the grounds that restored environments are no longer “natural,” but are rather anthropocentric “artifacts.” Nature for ... More


Reinterpreting the Picturesque in the Experience of Landscape

Isis Brook

in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the concept of the picturesque in the sense of admiring nature as “picture-like” and, consequently, inauthentic. A contrasting view regarding the interpretation of the ... More


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