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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view. The first is concerned with how the idea of ... More


The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature as Nature

Malcolm Budd

in The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

How should the idea of the aesthetic appreciation of nature be understood? The answer proposed is: as the aesthetic appreciation of nature as nature(more precisely, as what nature actually is). I ... More


The Fragility of Aesthetic Knowledge: Aesthetic Psychology and Appreciative Virtues

Matthew Kieran

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This paper outlines a challenge to traditional aesthetics arising from experiments in the psychology of taste. We are often extremely bad at identifying why we like what we do, mistaking the ... More


The Ethics of Aesthetic Bootstrapping

Peter Goldie

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Sometimes, not only in our youth, we know on good evidence that a particular work of art, or a particular kind of art, is good. And yet we don’t like it: we can’t properly appreciate what’s good ... More


Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Carolyn Korsmeyer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Disgust is among the strongest of aversions, characterized by involuntary physical recoil and even nausea. Yet paradoxically, disgusting objects can sometimes exert a grisly allure, and this emotion ... More


Is Aesthetic Experience Possible?

Sherri Irvin

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Several current views of aesthetic experience and appreciation propose that these activities involve second-order awareness of one’s own mental states or processes. Psychological research over the ... More


The Limits of Aesthetic Empiricism

Fabian Dorsch

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, Dorsch argues against empiricist positions which claim that empirical evidence can be sufficient to defeasibly justify aesthetic judgements, or judgements about the adequacy of ... More


The Pornographic, the Erotic, the Charming, and the Sublime

Alex Neill

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores a largely unremarked corner of Schopenhauer's aesthetic theory, his treatment of what he labels the ‘charming’, which might also be rendered as the ‘attractive’ or the ... More


Beauty or Bane: Advancing an Aesthetic Appreciation of Wind Turbine Farms

Tyson-Lord Gray

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/9780823254491.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Tyson-Lord Gray discusses the landscape effects of windfarms. Gray begins his chapter by looking at declining wind turbine sales during the years 2007-2010. In an attempt to locate a reason for this ... More


Introduction

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Historically disgust has not been considered an emotion of any artistic importance, but in fact the arousal of disgust is a significant part of the apprehension of works of art both in the past ... More


Aesthetics

Alexander Gillespie

in International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198713456
eISBN:
9780191781896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins by stating that one of the foremost justifications to protect the environment is the aesthetic appreciation of nature. This view has deep roots in history and continues today. Its ... More


Philosophy and Mindset for Online Education

Bethanie L. Hansen

in Teaching Music Appreciation Online

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190698379
eISBN:
9780190069117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698379.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces teaching philosophies that apply to music appreciation and online education, and ways in which music appreciation instructors might develop or refine a philosophy for teaching ... More


Pictures

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199658442
eISBN:
9780191748141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658442.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Theories of picture perception aim to understand our perceptual relation to both the picture surface and the depicted object. I argue that we should talk about not two, but three entities when ... More


Mastering Ambiguity

Marc De Mey

in The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306361
eISBN:
9780199851034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306361.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The function of art is an extension of the function of the brain, namely, the acquisition of knowledge about the world. The brain is often confronted with situations or views which are open to more ... More


Aesthetics and Appetite: An Introduction

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how romantic gastronomers—the self-proclaimed professors of taste—considered the profoundly physical pleasures of the palate to be the pinnacle of aesthetic appreciation. ... More


The Creation of the Vocabulary of Aesthetics in Meiji Japan

Michael F. Marra

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the development of a vocabulary of aesthetics in Japan during the Meiji period. It was during the early Meiji period (1868–1912) that the notion of “fine arts” in the Western ... More


Alfieri's Prince, Dante, and the Romantic Self

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with the words of Vittorio Alfieri, which introduces a concern with ethics and character that ignores the question of aesthetic appreciation and literary value. This journey from ... More


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