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  1. Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art and Architecture.Allen Carlson - 1999 - Routledge.
    Aesthetics and the Environment presents fresh and fascinating insights into our interpretation of the environment. Traditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, but Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature--in our response to sunsets, mountains or horizons or more mundane surroundings, like gardens or the view from our window. Carlson argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential to having an appropriate aesthetic experience and that (...)
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  2. Appreciation and the Natural Environment.Allen Carlson - 1979 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 37 (3):267-275.
  3. Nature and Positive Aesthetics.Allen Carlson - 1984 - Environmental Ethics 6 (1):5-34.
    Positive aesthetics holds that the natural environment, insofar as it is unaffected by man, has only positive aesthetic qualities and value-that virgin nature is essentially beautiful. In spite of the initial implausibility of this position, it is nonetheless suggested by many individuals who have given serious thought to the natural environment and to environmental philosophy. Certain attempts to defend theposition involve claiming either that it is not implausible because our appreciation of nature is not genuinely aesthetic, or that the position (...)
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    Environmental Aesthetics, Ethics, and Ecoaesthetics.Allen Carlson - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (4):399-410.
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  5. Nature, Aesthetic Judgment, and Objectivity.Allen Carlson - 1981 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 40 (1):15-27.
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    The Aesthetics of Natural Environments.Allen Carlson & Arnold Berleant (eds.) - 2004 - Broadview Press.
    The Aesthetics of Natural Environments is a collection of essays investigating philosophical and aesthetics issues that arise in our appreciation of natural environments. The introduction gives an historical and conceptual overview of the rapidly developing field of study known as environmental aesthetics. The essays consist of classic pieces as well as new contributions by some of the most prominent individuals now working in the field and range from theoretical to applied approaches. The topics covered include the nature and value of (...)
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    The Relationship Between Eastern Ecoaesthetics and Western Environmental Aesthetics.Allen Carlson - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (1):117-139.
    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 (...)
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    Contemporary Environmental Aesthetics and the Requirements of Environmentalism.Allen Carlson - 2010 - Environmental Values 19 (3):289 - 314.
    Since aesthetic experience is vital for the protection of nature, I address the relationship between environmental aesthetics and environmentalism. I first review two traditional positions, the picturesque approach and formalism. Some environmentalists fault the modes of aesthetic appreciation associated with these views, charging they are anthropocentric, scenery-obsessed, superficial, subjective, and/or morally vacuous. In light of these apparent failings of traditional aesthetics of nature, I suggest five requirements of environmentalism: that aesthetic appreciation of nature should be acentric, environment-focused, serious, objective and (...)
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  9. Nature and Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Aesthetics.Allen Carlson - 2009 - Columbia University Press.
    The development and nature of environmental aesthetics -- Aesthetic appreciation and the natural environment -- The requirements for an adequate aesthetics of nature -- Aesthetic appreciation and the human environment -- Appreciation of the human environment under different conceptions -- Aesthetic appreciation and the agricultural landscape -- What is the correct way to aesthetically appreciate landscapes?
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    Environmental Aesthetics.Allen Carlson - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Nature, Aesthetics, and Environmentalism: From Beauty to Duty.Allen Carlson & Sheila Lintott (eds.) - 2008 - Columbia University Press.
    The essays in the final section explicitly bring together aesthetics, ethics, and environmentalism to explore the ways in which each might affect the others.
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  12. Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art and Architecture.Allen Carlson - 1999 - Routledge.
    Traditional aesthetics is often associated with the appreciation of art, Allen Carlson shows how much of our aesthetic experience does not encompass art but nature. He argues that knowledge of what it is we are appreciating is essential to having an appropriate aesthetic experience and that scientific understanding of nature can enhance our appreciation of it, rather than denigrate it.
     
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    The Aesthetics of Human Environments.Arnold Berleant & Allen Carlson (eds.) - 2007 - Broadview Press.
    The Aesthetics of Human Environments is a companion volume to Carlson's and Berleant's The Aesthetics of Natural Environments. Whereas the earlier collection focused on the aesthetic appreciation of nature, The Aesthetics of Human Environments investigates philosophical and aesthetics issues that arise from our engagement with human environments ranging from rural landscapes to urban cityscapes. Our experience of public spaces such as shopping centers, theme parks, and gardens as well as the impact of our personal living spaces on the routine activities (...)
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    Nature and Positive Aesthetics.Allen Carlson - 1984 - Environmental Ethics 6 (1):5-34.
    Positive aesthetics holds that the natural environment, insofar as it is unaffected by man, has only positive aesthetic qualities and value-that virgin nature is essentially beautiful. In spite of the initial implausibility of this position, it is nonetheless suggested by many individuals who have given serious thought to the natural environment and to environmental philosophy. Certain attempts to defend theposition involve claiming either that it is not implausible because our appreciation of nature is not genuinely aesthetic, or that the position (...)
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  15. Nature and Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Aesthetics.Allen Carlson - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    The roots of environmental aesthetics reach back to the ideas of eighteenth-century thinkers who found nature an ideal source of aesthetic experience. Today, having blossomed into a significant subfield of aesthetics, environmental aesthetics studies and encourages the appreciation of not just natural environments but also human-made and human-modified landscapes. _Nature and Landscape_ is an important introduction to this rapidly growing area of aesthetic understanding and appreciation. Allen Carlson begins by tracing the development of the field's historical background, and then surveys (...)
     
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  16. Nature, Aesthetic Appreciation, and Knowledge.Allen Carlson - 1995 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 53 (4):393-400.
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    New Formalism and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature.Glenn Parsons & Allen Carlson - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (4):363–376.
    Recently, several authors have defended a new version of formalism in the aesthetics of nature and attempted to refute earlier arguments against the doctrine. In this essay, we assess this new formalism by reconsidering the force of antiformalist arguments against both traditional formalism and new formalism. While we find that these arguments remain effective against traditional formalism, new formalism falls largely beyond their scope. We therefore provide a novel line of argument for the insignificance of the formal appreciation of nature. (...)
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    The Requirements for An Adequate Aesthetics of Nature.Allen Carlson - 2007 - Environmental Philosophy 4 (1/2):1-13.
    This essay presents a methodological framework for assessing the adequacy of philosophical accounts of the aesthetic appreciation of nature. The framework involves five requirements, each of which is labeled after a philosopher who has defended it. They are called Ziff's Anything Viewed Doctrine, Budd's As Nature Constraint, Berleant's Unified Aesthetics Requirement, Hepburn's Serious Beauty Intuition, and Thompson's Objectivity Desideratum. The conclusion of the essay is that most contemporary treatments of the aesthetics of nature fail to comply with one or more (...)
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    Is Environmental Art an Aesthetic Affront to Nature?Allen Carlson - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (4):635 - 650.
    In this discussion I consider one aesthetic issue which arises from certain intimate relationships between art and nature. The background to these relationships can be traced to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It includes factors of considerable importance in the history of the aesthetic appreciation of nature such as the eighteenth century infatuation with landscape gardening and the continuingly influential role of landscape painting. Here, however, I concentrate on these relationships only as exemplified in a contemporary phenomenon – environmental art. (...)
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    Environmental Aesthetics and the Dilemma of Aesthetic Education.Allen Carlson - 1976 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 10 (2):69.
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    What Gardens Mean.Allen Carlson - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (3):376-377.
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    Formal Qualities in the Natural Environment.Allen Carlson - 1979 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 13 (3):99.
  23. On the Aesthetic Appreciation of Japanese Gardens.Allen Carlson - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (1):47-56.
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    On Aesthetically Appreciating Human Environments.Allen Carlson - 2001 - Philosophy and Geography 4 (1):9 – 24.
    In this essay I attempt to move the aesthetics of human environments away from what I call the designer landscape approach. This approach to appreciating human environments involves a cluster of ideas and assumptions such as: that human environments are usefully construed as being in general ''deliberately designed'' and worthy of aesthetic consideration only in so far as they are so designed, that human environments are in this way importantly similar to works of art, and that the aesthetics of human (...)
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  25. There Is Just One Idea of Self in Hume’s Treatise.Åsa Carlson - 2009 - Hume Studies 35 (1-2):171-184.
    Hume’s mysterious words, “we must distinguish betwixt personal identity, as it regards our thought or imagination, and as it regards our passions or the concern we take in ourselves” have been the focus of a variety of different interpretations, some more creative than others. But the solution to this interpretative problem is indeed very simple, too simple to occur to most readers. What Hume has in mind is actually nothing but the different ways association works with regard to, on the (...)
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  26. The Aesthetics of Landscape.Allen Carlson - 1992 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 50 (4):343-345.
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  27. Nature Appreciation and the Question of Aesthetic Relevance.Allen Carlson - 2002 - In Arnold Berleant (ed.), The Environment and the Arts. Ashgate Press. pp. 61--74.
     
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    Aesthetics And Engagement.Allen Carlson - 1993 - British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (3):220-227.
  29. Budd and Brady on the Aesthetics of Nature. [REVIEW]Allen Carlson - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):106 - 113.
    This essay is a critical notice of Malcolm Budd's _The Aesthetics of Nature (Oxford, 2002) and Emily Brady's _Aesthetics of the Natural Environment (Edinburgh, 2003). I argue that, although each of the volumes makes an important contribution to our understanding of the aesthetic experience of nature, the accounts of aesthetic appreciation of nature that are developed by Budd and Brady are each somewhat defective in that neither grants an adequate role to knowledge in such appreciation, and specifically to scientific knowledge.
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    On Appreciating Agricultural Landscapes.Allen Carlson - 1985 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 43 (3):301-312.
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    Critical Notice: Aesthetics and Environment.Allen Carlson - 2006 - British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (4):416-427.
  32. Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and Environmentalism.Allen Carlson - 2011 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:137-155.
    This article is a response to yuriko saito's "is there a correct aesthetic appreciation of nature?" (jae 18:4) which challenges the position on the aesthetic appreciation of nature that i develop in a series of recent articles. i here consider saito's arguments, concluding that they neither establish the correctness of a wide range of kinds of aesthetic appreciations of nature nor undercut the grounds for the prominence i grant to scientific considerations in such appreciation.
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    Introduction.Arnold Berleant & Allen Carlson - 1998 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (2):97-100.
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    Reconsidering the Aesthetics of Architecture.Allen Carlson - 1986 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 20 (4):21.
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    The Aesthetic Appreciation of Environmental Architecture Under Different Conceptions of Environment.Allen Carlson - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 40 (4):77-88.
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    The Illusory “Level Playing Field”.Myron Genel, Arne Ljungqvist, Joe Leigh Simpson, Elizabeth Ferris & Alison Carlson - 2010 - Hastings Center Report 40 (6):4-5.
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    Aesthetics in the Human Environment.Allen Carlson, Pauline von Bonsdorff & Arto Haapala - 2001 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 35 (1):117.
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    On The Aesthetic Appreciation Of Japanese Gardens.Allen Carlson - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (1):47-56.
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    Appreciating Godlovitch.Allen Carlson - 1997 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (1):55-57.
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    Saito on the Correct Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature.Allen Carlson - 1986 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 20 (2):85-93.
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  41. Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement.Enola G. Aird, Allan C. Carlson, David Elkind, William A. Galston, S. Jody Heymann, Wade F. Horn, Bernice Kanner, Juliet B. Schor, Raymond Seidelman, Theda Skocpol, Ruy Teixeira, Cornel West, Peter Winn, Edward Wolff & Ruth A. Wooden - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment—both personal and public—into the work of raising children and argues that we are all "stockholders" in the next generation. With a foreword by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, Taking Parenting Public crosses boundaries to bring together thinkers from diverse fields spanning the political spectrum. It features contributions from distinguished experts in economics, political science, public policy, child development, (...)
     
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    Referees for Ethics, Place and Environment: A Journal of Philosophy & Geography, Volume 8, 2005.Peder Anker, Richard Baker, Michael Benedikt, Michael Bonnett, John Bowyers, Edmunds Bunske, Anne Buttimer, Allen Carlson, Steve Corbridge & Denis Cosgrove - 2005 - Ethics, Place and Environment 8 (3):394.
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    Alperson, Philip, Ed. Diversity and Community: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.£ 55.00;£ 16.99 Pb. Audi, Robert. Epistemology: A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge, New York: Routledge, 2003. $22.95 Pb. [REVIEW]Michael Barnhardt, F. Thomas Burke, D. Micah Hester, Robert B. Talisse & Allen Carlson - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    A Distinction in Value: Intrinsic and for its Own Sake1.Krister Bykvist, Garrett Cullity, Åsa Carlson, Johan Brännmark, Klemens Kappel, Ulrik Kihlbom, Ian Law, Hans Mathlein, Derek Parfit & Ingmar Persson - 2005 - In Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen & Michael J. Zimmerman (eds.), Recent Work on Intrinsic Value. Springer. pp. 115.
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    Antiaesthetics.Allen Carlson - 1987 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 17 (4):919-933.
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  46. Aesthetics and the Environment.Allen Carlson - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):448-452.
     
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  47. Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art and Architecture.Allen Carlson - 2001 - Environmental Values 10 (4):548-550.
     
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  48. Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art and Architecture.Allen Carlson - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (206):137-140.
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  49. Aesthetics and the Environment: The Appreciation of Nature, Art, and Architecture.Allen Carlson - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 61 (1):78-81.
     
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  50. Arnold Berleant, Art and Engagement Reviewed By.Allen Carlson - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (5):308-310.
     
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