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by Ronald Moore




Natural Beauty was selected for the Choice Outstanding Academic Title list for 2008!

Natural Beauty presents a bold new philosophical account of the principles involved in making aesthetic judgments about natural objects. It surveys historical and modern accounts of natural beauty and weaves elements derived from those accounts into a “syncretic theory” that centers on key features of aesthetic experience―specifically, features that sustain and reward attention. In this way, Moore’s theory sets itself apart from both the purely cognitive and the purely emotive approaches that have dominated natural aesthetics until now. Natural Beauty shows why aesthetic appreciation of works of art and aesthetic appreciation of nature can be mutually reinforcing; that is, how they are cooperative rather than rival enterprises. Moore also makes a compelling case for how and why the experience of natural beauty can contribute to the larger project of living a good life.

Download Natural Beauty: A Theory of Aesthetics Beyond the Arts epub
ISBN: 1551115034
ISBN13: 978-1551115030
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Ronald Moore
Language: English
Publisher: Broadview Press (January 1, 2007)
Pages: 273 pages
ePUB size: 1845 kb
FB2 size: 1921 kb
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