By Allen Carlson
Conventional aesthetics is usually linked to the appreciation of artwork, yet Allen Carlson exhibits how a lot of
our aesthetic event doesn't surround artwork yet nature--in our reaction to sunsets, mountains, horizons or extra mundane atmosphere.
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56, pp. 101–66. I consider positive aesthetics and its relationship to the rise of science in “Nature and Positive Aesthetics,” op. cit, (reproduced in this volume, Chapter 6). I discuss objectivity in appreciation of nature in “Nature, Aesthetic Judgment, and Objectivity,” op. cit. (reproduced in this volume, Chapter 5) and in “On the Possibility of Quantifying Scenic Beauty,” Landscape Planning, 1977, vol. 4, pp. 131– 72. ) Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, New York, Oxford University Press, 1989, Vol.
If we briefly describe each of the form and the content of this work on three different levels—that of the basic elements, the relationships among these elements, and the more general overall quality of the work—then The Peacock Skirt yields a form/content distinction something along the following lines. On the content side of the ledger we have representational content primarily consisting of: first, representations of two human beings, one of the human beings wearing a skirt resembling a peacock’s tail; second, the two human beings represented as facing one another and talking, perhaps whispering, to one another; and, third, a general quality of refinement and elegance, but perhaps with a suggestion of something sinister or even evil.
5, pp. 191–204. Since, as noted, Hepburn’s “Contemporary Aesthetics and the Neglect of Natural Beauty,” op. , set the initial agenda for the contemporary discussion of the aesthetics of nature and since the metaphysical imagination model is one of his most recent contributions to the field, it is most fitting that this model should set a new agenda for future discussion. Perhaps a paradigm exemplification of aesthetic appreciation enhanced by natural science is Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1949.