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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature$
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Malcolm Budd

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199259658.001.0001

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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature as Nature

The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature as Nature

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DOI:10.1093/0199259658.003.0001

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 elaborate this conception by elucidating the concept of nature (which covers both pristine nature and nature affected by humanity), by distinguishing different senses of a response to nature as nature, by presenting an account of what constitutes an aesthetic response to something, and by investigating the relevance of knowledge of nature, especially scientific knowledge, to nature's aesthetic appreciation.

Keywords:   aesthetic appreciation, aesthetic response, nature

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