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    Aesthetic Appreciation in the Artworld and in the Natural World.David E. W. Fenner - 2003 - Environmental Values 12 (1):3-28.
    In this paper, I explore some parallels and dissimilarities between aesthetic appreciation that takes as its focus art objects and that which focuses on natural objects. I cover three areas. The first deals with general approach, whether a paradigm of engagement is more appropriate to environmental aesthetics than one of detachment and disinterest. The second theme is about preservation and whether the appropriate model is static or dynamic. The final theme is about environmental criticism and the application of aesthetic theory (...)
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    Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic Value.David E. W. Fenner - 2008 - Swallow Press.
    In Art in Context: Understanding Aesthetic Value, philosopher David Fenner presents a straightforward, accessible overview of the arguments about the importance of considering the relevant context in determining the true merit of a work of ...
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    Aesthetic Experience and Aesthetic Analysis.David E. W. Fenner - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 37 (1):40-53.
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    Environmental Aesthetics and the Dynamic Object.David E. W. Fenner - 2006 - Ethics and the Environment 11 (1):1-19.
    In this paper, I lay out a case for why those objects of aesthetic attention which are principally characterized as natural objects should be understood not statically, as existing in merely a three-dimensional fixed state, but as dynamic, as existing in a space-time context, complete with change, movement, and flux. After this, I explain why this is important, how the dynamic nature of natural objects raises a concern for aesthetically evaluating natural objects, and how that concern may be addressed.
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    Why Modifying (Some) Works of Art Is Wrong.David E. W. Fenner - 2006 - American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (4):329 - 341.
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    Why Define 'Art'?David E. W. Fenner - 1994 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 28 (1):71.
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    Negative Eugenics and Ethical Decisions.David E. W. Fenner - 1996 - Journal of Medical Humanities 17 (1):17-30.
    Negative eugenics, purposive practices to eliminate some trait from our progeny, is a topic that commands discussion today. We have had the ability to practice negative eugenics for many years, perhaps for our entire history in one form or another, but today we have many options, several quite scientifically sophisticated, for such practices. What concerns me is that the easier is becomes to practice negative eugenics, the greater is the need for some consistent criterion of what makes a given trait (...)
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  8. The Aesthetic Attitude.David E. W. Fenner - 1996 - Humanities Press.
    It seems to be the case that when we look at a flower in the way that the scientist does, we see the flower in one way, but when we look at the flower in a way as to view it as a thing of beauty, charm, elegance, we see it in a different way; we see it as an aesthetic object. Viewing the flower in such a way as to see it, or any object, as an aesthetic object, is (...)
     
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    The Acquisitive Attitude.David E. W. Fenner - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 40 (4):39-50.
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    Virtues and Vices in Film Criticism.David E. W. Fenner - 2001 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (2):309-322.
    Too often we relegate criticism of films to merely a rational or cognitive treatment of possible interpretations or meanings of the film under review. This is short sighted. After exploring the nature of the critical film review, this paper examines some of the potential vices that are found in film criticism today (such as “cerebralization,” “narrative fixation,” and “anticipatory blindness”), and highlights some of the virtues of a good film critic (such as “context sensitivity,” “aesthetic experiencing,” and “value maximization”).
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    Context Building and Educating Imaginative Engagement.David E. W. Fenner - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 44 (3):109-123.
    In my experience—with students, colleagues, friends, myself—I find that most people view aesthetic objects and art objects (which sometimes overlap but not always) through a variety of "lenses": subjectively located, psychologically based perspectives or "contexts" through which the object is viewed, considered, appreciated, and many times even criticized. I believe that many times the depth and richness of aesthetic reward depends on the perspective through which the subject attends to an object or event. While a part of aesthetic perspectival context (...)
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    The Aesthetics of Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences.David E. W. Fenner - 2006 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 20 (2):311-330.
    A strong parallel exists between current research methodologies in the social sciences and the two most central and popular approaches to aesthetics over the last four centuries. The point of this paper is to show this parallel, to demonstrate the importance and relevance of this parallel, and finally to examine ways of deciding, given this parallel between research methodologies and aesthetic approaches, which research methodology in a given context is the better.
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    Aesthetic Experience and Aesthetic Analysis.David E. W. Fenner - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 37 (1):40.
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    Why Was There so Much Ugly Art in the Twentieth Century?David E. W. Fenner - 2005 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 39 (2):13-26.
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    Artistic Value.David E. W. Fenner - 2003 - Journal of Value Inquiry 37 (4):555-563.
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    Aristotle, Scientific Knowledge, and the Synthetic Apriori.David E. W. Fenner - 1995 - Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (2):13-22.
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    Animal Rights and the Problem of Proximity.David E. W. Fenner - 1998 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (1):51-61.
    This paper argues that due to considerations of proximity of particular humans to particular (nonhuman) animals, and to the impact this proximity has on the obligations felt by those humans to those animals, an animal rights strategy as a means of specifying what obligations humans really do have toward animals cannot be successful. The good news, however; is that it is out of these proximity relations that we can begin to understand just what obligations humans properly do have toward animals.
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    Environmental Aesthetics and the Dynamic Object.David E. W. Fenner - 2006 - Ethics and the Environment 11 (1):1-19.
    : In this paper, I lay out a case for why those objects of aesthetic attention which are principally characterized as natural objects should be understood not statically, as existing in merely a three-dimensional fixed state, but as dynamic, as existing in a space-time context, complete with change, movement, and flux. After this, I explain why this is important, how the dynamic nature of natural objects raises a concern for aesthetically evaluating natural objects, and how that concern may be addressed.
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    Video-Preservation of Dance.Kenton Harris & David E. W. Fenner - 1995 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 29 (1):69-78.
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    Context Building and Educating Imaginative Engagement.David E. W. Fenner - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 44 (3):109.
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    In Celebration of Imperfection.David E. W. Fenner - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 38 (2):67.
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    Formalism and the Consumable Arts.David E. W. Fenner - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:127-141.
    In a series of recent papers, Professor Nick Zangwill has returned our attention to the merits of aesthetic formalism. In this paper, I seek to support formalism as an approach to understanding what counts as an aesthetic property by considering how this approach serves to illuminate identity conditions and critical assessment of a subset of allographic works of art I label “consumable”; these are works that exist as token art objects only within thetemporal duration of their being reproduced and presented (...)
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    Varieties of Aesthetic Naturalism.David E. W. Fenner - 1993 - American Philosophical Quarterly 30 (4):353 - 362.
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    Quantum Realism.David E. W. Fenner - 1990 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 4 (2):161 - 167.
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    Introducing Aesthetics.David E. W. Fenner - 2003 - Praeger.
    " Although a historical organization is employed wherever a particular movement unfolds from earlier movements, the text's main organization is not motivated by ...
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  26. The Connection Between Canonization and Value.David E. W. Fenner - 1999 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 34 (73):151-160.
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