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Nature and Environment

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter outlines some of the ways in which the concept of Functional Beauty can be applied to natural things. It begins with a somewhat neglected topic in nature aesthetics: the aesthetics of ... More


Architecture and the Built Environment

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter seeks to vindicate the idea of aesthetically appreciating the built environment in light of function. It begins by arguing for the need for such appreciation, and detailing how our ... More


Conclusion

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that in cases of art appreciation, aesthetic judgements become more weighty or take on a greater critical ... More


Function and Form

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses some lingering concerns about the aesthetic status of fitness and other function-related aesthetic qualities. The issues are framed in the somewhat broader terms afforded by ... More


The Functions of Art

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers some implications of the notion of Functional Beauty for art. It begins by surveying some prominent attempts to identify the function of art, and critiquing the often tacit ... More


Indeterminacy and the Concept of Function

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses the problem of indeterminacy, tracing the problem of the indeterminacy of function to an intuitive and widely held view concerning the functions of artefacts: that they are ... More


Artefacts and Everyday Aesthetics

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers the realm of ‘everyday aesthetics’. The project of ‘everyday aesthetics’ provides a conception of aesthetic experience that better reflects its pervasiveness. The notion of ... More


Aesthetic Value and Wild Animals

Emily Brady

in Environmental Aesthetics: Crossing Divides and Breaking Ground

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254491
eISBN:
9780823261185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254491.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Emily Brady discusses a question long neglected in environmental aesthetics: on what grounds do we ascribe aesthetic value to wild animals? Recently Glenn Parsons has argued that this value is ... More


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