Formal natural beauty

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (2):209–224 (2001)
Nick Zangwill
University of Hull
I defend moderate formalism about the aesthetics of nature. I argue that anti-formalists cannot account for the incongruousness of much natural beauty. This shows that some natural beauty is not kind-dependent. I then tackle several anti-formalist arguments that can be found in the writings of Ronald Hepburn, Allen Carlson, and Malcolm Budd.
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DOI 10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00028.x
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