David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (2):185-191 (2005)
I defend extreme formalism about inorganic nature against arguments put forward by Glenn Parsons. I begin by laying out the general issue over aesthetic formalism, and I describe the position of extreme formalism about inorganic nature. I then reconsider -Ronald Hepburn's beach/seabed example. Next I discuss the notions of function in play in our thinking about inorganic nature. And lastly I consider Parsons's flooding river example. I conclude that extreme formalism about inorganic nature is safe from Parsons's arguments.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Christopher Dowling (2011). Zangwill, Moderate Formalism, and Another Look at Kant's Aesthetic. Kantian Review 15 (2):90-117.
Allen Carlson (2011). Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and Environmentalism. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:137-155.
Similar books and articles
Spyros Papapetros (2012). On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life. University of Chicago Press.
Nick Zangwill (2000). In Defence of Moderate Aesthetic Formalism. Philosophical Quarterly 50 (201):476-493.
Glenn Parsons & Allen Carlson (2004). New Formalism and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (4):363–376.
Nick Zangwill (2000). Defusing Anti-Formalist Arguments. British Journal of Aesthetics 40 (3):376-383.
Stephen Davies (2010). Functional Beauty Examined. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):315-332.
Peter McBurney & Simon Parsons (2002). Games That Agents Play: A Formal Framework for Dialogues Between Autonomous Agents. [REVIEW] Journal of Logic, Language and Information 11 (3):315-334.
Malcolm Budd (2006). Objectivity and the Aesthetic Value of Nature: Reply to Parsons. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (3):267-273.
Nick Zangwill (1999). Feasible Aesthetic Formalism. Noûs 33 (4):610-629.
Glenn Parsons (2004). Moderate Formalism as a Theory of the Aesthetic. Journal of Aesthetic Education 38 (3):19-35.
Glenn Parsons (2004). Natural Functions and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Inorganic Nature. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (1):44-56.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #130,258 of 1,102,935 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #84,785 of 1,102,935 )
How can I increase my downloads?