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Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Robert Stecker


This book is about the universal human need to aesthetically experience the world around us. To this end, it examines three appreciative contexts where aesthetic value plays a central role: art, nature, and the everyday. The book concludes by asking: what is the place of the aesthetic in a good life? An equally important theme explores the way the aesthetic interacts with other values—broadly moral, cognitive, and functional ones. No important appreciative practice is completely centered on a single value and such practices can only be fully understood in terms of a plurality of intersecting v ... More

Keywords: aesthetic value, artistic value, interaction, environmental aesthetics, the everyday, ethical value, cognitive value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198789956
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198789956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Stecker, author
Professor of Philosophy, Central Michigan University