The Relationship between Eastern Ecoaesthetics and Western Environmental Aesthetics

Philosophy East and West 67 (1):117-139 (2017)

Over the last few decades, a renewed interest in the philosophical study of the aesthetic appreciation of nature has developed within Western analytic aesthetics.1 In philosophical aesthetics, especially in North America and Western Europe, the resultant field of research is generally known as ‘environmental aesthetics.’2 More recently, a related area of philosophical study has arisen in the East, primarily in China. However, in this case, the field of research is typically called ‘ecological aesthetics’ or, as it is also labeled, ‘ecoaesthetics’.3 The question that this poses is that of the relationship between the ecoaesthetics developed in China and the environmental aesthetics developed...
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