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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd


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 aesthetic appreciation of nature should be understood and proposes that it is best understood as aesthetic appreciation of nature as nature—as what nature actually is. This idea is elaborated by means of accounts of what is meant by nature, what is meant by a response to nature as nature, and what an aesthetic response consists in, and through an examination of the aesthetic relevance of knowledge of ... More

Keywords: aesthetic appreciation, aesthetic properties, aesthetic judgement, aesthetic response, aesthetics, beauty, Budd, Kant, natural beauty, nature, philosophy, philosophy of nature, Schiller, The sublime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199259658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Budd, author
Emeritus Grote Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College London
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