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References and further reading

  • Berleant, A. (1992) The Aesthetics of Environment, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press: Temple University Press.

    (A presentation of the second position mentioned in §3 of this entry as well as an application of that approach to areas other than nature, such as urban environments.)

  • Berleant, A. and Carlson, A. (1998) Special Issue on environmental aesthetics, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56/2.

    (A special issue of the journal, with a number of essays on the aesthetics of nature.)

  • Brady, E. (2003) Aesthetics of the Natural Environment.Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

    (A presentation of the fourth position mentioned in §3 of this entry together with a discussion of the relationship of that position to environmental issues.)

  • Budd, M. (2002) The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature, Oxford: Oxford University Press

    (A presentation of the third position mentioned in §4 of this entry as well as a detailed study of Kant’s aesthetics of nature.)

  • Carlson, A. (1979) ‘Appreciation and the Natural Environment’, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 37: 267–276.

    (The initial sketch of the fourth position mentioned in §4 of this entry.)

  • Carlson, A. (1981) ‘Nature, Aesthetic Judgment, and Objectivity’, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 40: 15–27.)

    (A discussion of the issue of objectivity in aesthetic appreciation of nature as mentioned in §5 of this entry

  • Carlson, A. (1984) ‘Nature and Positive Aesthetics’, Environmental Ethics 6: 5–34.

    (The initial discussion of the positive aesthetics position mentioned in §§2 and 5 of this entry together with an account of its relationship to science.)

  • Carlson, A. (2000) Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art and Architecture, London: Routledge.

    (A presentation of the fourth position mentioned in §4 of this entry as well as an application of that approach to areas other than nature and a discussion of the positive aesthetics position mentioned in §§2 and 5.)

  • Carlson, A. (2009) Nature and Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Aesthetics, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (A short introduction to environmental aesthetics with chapters on aesthetic appreciation of both natural and human environments, including a discussion of the requirements for an adequate aesthetics of nature. The volume has footnotes providing extensive references to additional sources and a substantial bibliography.)

  • Carlson, A. and Berleant, A. (2004) The Aesthetics of Natural Environments, Peterborough, ON: Broadview.

    (A collection of sixteen articles including Hepburn’s classic essay mentioned in §2 of this entry and others representing almost all of the contemporary positions mentioned in §§3 and 4 as well as some additional points of view. The volume has a detailed introduction to the aesthetics of nature with a substantial set of footnotes providing extensive references to additional sources.)

  • Carlson, A. and Lintott, S. (2008) Nature, Aesthetics, and Environmentalism: From Beauty to Duty, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (A collection of twenty-four articles divided into four parts: the first covering historical sources with essays by thinkers such as Thoreau, Muir and Leopold, the second representing some of the contemporary positions mentioned in §§3 and 4 of this entry, the third discussing the positive aesthetic position mentioned in §§2 and 5, and the fourth explicitly addressing the relationship between the aesthetics of nature and environmentalism discussed in §5. The volume has a detailed introduction to the topic of aesthetics of nature and environmentalism with footnotes providing references to additional sources.)

  • Elliot, R. (1982) ‘Faking Nature’, Inquiry 25: 81–93.

    (An example of the first position mentioned in §3 of this entry.)

  • Hepburn, R. W. (1966) ‘Contemporary Aesthetics and the Neglect of Natural Beauty’, inBritish Analytical Philosophy, ed. B. Williams, and A. Montefiore, , London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 285–310.

    (Hepburn’s classic article, mentioned in §2 of this entry.)

  • Kemal, S. and Gaskell, I. (1993) Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A collection of twelve essays by a number of contributors to this area representing some of the contemporary positions mentioned in §§3 and 4 of this entry as well as some additional points of view.)

  • Mannison, D. (1980) ‘A Prolegomenon to a Human Chauvinistic Aesthetic’, in D. Mannison, M. McRobbie, and R. Routley (eds) Environmental Philosophy, Canberra: Australian National University.

    (An example of the first position mentioned in §3 of this entry.)

  • Moore, R. (2008) Natural Beauty: A Theory of Aesthetics Beyond the Arts, Peterborough, ON: Broadview.

    (An attempt to bring together insights from some of the contemporary positions mentioned in §§3 and 4 of this entry in order to develop an eclectic approach of the kind mentioned in §5.)

  • Parsons, G. (2008) Aesthetics and Nature, London: Continuum.

    (A short introduction to the aesthetic of nature with chapters examining most of the contemporary positions mentioned in §§3 and 4 of this entry as well as the relationship between aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmental preservation discussed in §5. The volume has a concise bibliography.)

  • Sepänmaa, Y. (1993) The Beauty of Environment, Denton: Environmental Ethics Books, 2nd edn.

    (A discussion of a number of key issues concerning the aesthetics of nature and environmental aesthetics, together with a useful bibliography.)

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