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Knowledge, Imagination, and Stories in the Aesthetic Experience of Forests
Knowledge, Imagination, and Stories in the Aesthetic Experience of Forests

Author(s): Jukka Mikkonen
Subject(s): Aesthetics
Published by: Ústav dějin umění Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: aesthetic experience of nature;environmental aesthetics;forest;natural beauty;cognitivism in aesthetics;appreciation;aesthetic evaluation

Summary/Abstract: A key dispute in environmental aesthetics concerns the role of scientific knowledge in our aesthetic appreciation of the natural environment. In this article, I will explore this debate by focusing on the aesthetic experience of forests. I intend to question reductive forms of the scientific approach and support the role of imagination and stories in nature appreciation.

  • Issue Year: LV/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-24
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English