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    Functional Beauty.Glenn Parsons - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    Functional beauty in the aesthetic tradition -- Functional beauty in contemporary aesthetic theory -- Indeterminacy and the concept of function -- Function and form -- Nature and environment -- Architecture and the built environment -- Artefacts and everyday aesthetics -- The functions of art.
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    Functional Beauty.Glenn Parsons & Allen Carlson - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):341-343.
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    Nature Appreciation, Science, and Positive Aesthetics.Glenn Parsons - 2002 - British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (3):279-295.
    Scientific cognitivism is the idea that nature must be aesthetically appreciated in light of scientific information about it. I defend Carlson's traditional formulation of scientific cognitivism from some recent criticisms. However, I also argue that if we employ this formulation it is difficult to uphold two claims that Carlson makes about scientific cognitivism: (i) it is the correct analysis of the notion of appropriate aesthetic appreciation of nature, and (ii) it justifies the idea that nature, seen aright, is always beautiful (...)
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    Nature Aesthetics and the Respect Argument.Glenn Parsons - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (4):411-418.
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    Freedom and Objectivity in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature.Glenn Parsons - 2006 - British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (1):17-37.
    Natural beauty has often been viewed as a somewhat vague and subjective matter. Even theorists who view disputes concerning the aesthetic value of artworks as involving correct and incorrect judgements have argued that, in many disputes concerning natural beauty, there are no correct or incorrect judgements. In this essay, I consider recent attempts to develop a more objectivist view of nature appreciation based on the role of scientific knowledge in such appreciation. In response to recent criticisms of this approach, I (...)
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    Appreciating Nature and Art: Recent Western and Chinese Perspectives.Glenn Parsons & Xin Zhang - 2018 - Contemporary Aesthetics 16 (1).
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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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    Natural Functions and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Inorganic Nature.Glenn Parsons - 2004 - British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (1):44-56.
    The distinction between organic and inorganic nature receives little attention in contemporary nature aesthetics. Traditionally, however, this distinction was considered to have important aesthetic ramifications. Nick Zangwill has recently suggested that aesthetic differences between organic and inorganic nature arise because natural functions are present only in organic nature (for example, in the parts of organisms). I argue for a different explanation: though inorganic nature too has natural functions, these are metaphysically distinct from those characteristic of organic nature. I defend the (...)
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    Why Should We Save Nature's Hidden Gems?Glenn Parsons - 2015 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (1):98-110.
    Aesthetic preservation is the idea of sparing natural areas from development because of their aesthetic value. In this article I discuss a problem for aesthetic preservation that I call the ‘hidden gems problem’: in certain cases, the natural area under consideration is so remote and/or fragile that few people can actually experience it. In these cases, it becomes unclear how nature's aesthetic value can justify its preservation when development promises practical human benefits. After rejecting some potential responses to the hidden (...)
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    The Aesthetics of Nature.Glenn Parsons - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (3):358–372.
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    Fact and Function in Architectural Criticism.Glenn Parsons - 2011 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 69 (1):21-29.
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    Can the Bundle Theory Save Substantivalism From the Hole Argument?Glenn Parsons & Patrick McGivern - 2001 - Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association 2001 (3):S358-.
    One of the most serious theoretical obstacles to contemporary spacetime substantivalism is Earman and Norton's hole argument. We argue that applying the bundle theory of substance to spacetime points allows spacetime substantivalists to escape the conclusion of this argument. Some philosophers have claimed that the bundle theory cannot be applied to substantival spacetime in this way due to problems in individuating spacetime points in symmetrical spacetimes. We demonstrate that it is possible to overcome these difficulties if spatiotemporal properties are viewed (...)
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    Theory, Observation, and the Role of Scientific Understanding in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature.Glenn Parsons - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (2):165-186.
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    Moderate Formalism as a Theory of the Aesthetic.Glenn Parsons - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 38 (3):19-35.
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    Moderate Formalism As a Theory of the Aesthetic.Glenn Parsons - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 38 (3):19.
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    Review: The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature: Essays on the Aesthetics of Nature. [REVIEW]Glenn Parsons - 2004 - Mind 113 (452):741-744.
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    Teaching & Learning Guide For: The Aesthetics of Nature.Glenn Parsons - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (5):1106-1112.
    Traditionally, analytic philosophers writing on aesthetics have given short shrift to nature. The last thirty years, however, have seen a steady growth of interest in this area. The essays and books now available cover central philosophical issues concerning the nature of the aesthetic and the existence of norms for aesthetic judgement. They also intersect with important issues in environmental philosophy. More recent contributions have opened up new topics, such as the relationship between natural sound and music, the beauty of animals, (...)
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    Critical Notice.Glenn G. Parsons & Allen A. Carlson - 1999 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):635-653.
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    Can the Bundle Theory Save Substantivalism From the Hole Argument?Glenn Parsons & Patrick McGivern - 2001 - Philosophy of Science 68 (S3):S358-S370.
    One of the most serious theoretical obstacles to contemporary spacetime substantivalism is Earman and Norton's hole argument. We argue that applying the bundle theory of substance to spacetime points allows spacetime substantivalists to escape the conclusion of this argument. Some philosophers have claimed that the bundle theory cannot be applied to substantival spacetime in this way due to problems in individuating spacetime points in symmetrical spacetimes. We demonstrate that it is possible to overcome these difficulties if spatiotemporal properties are viewed (...)
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    Aesthetics and Material Beauty: Aesthetics Naturalized, by Jennifer A. McMahon.: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Glenn Parsons - 2010 - Mind 119 (475):827-830.
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    Distinguishing Intention and Function in Art Appreciation.Glenn Parsons & Allen Carlson - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (2):153 - 154.
    We applaud Bullot & Reber's (B&R's) attempt to encompass the function of artworks within their psycho-historical model of art appreciation. However, we suggest that in order to fully realize this aim, they require a clearer distinction between an artist's intentions toward an artwork and its proper functions. We also show how such a distinction improves the internal coherence of their model.
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  22. James O. Young, Art and Knowledge Reviewed By.Glenn Parsons - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (4):305-307.
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    Science, Nature, and Moore's Syncretic Aesthetic.Glenn Parsons - 2009 - Ethics, Place and Environment 12 (3):351-356.
    In Natural Beauty, Ronald Moore presents a novel account of our aesthetic encounters with the natural world. In this essay, I consider the relation between Moore's 'syncretic aesthetic' and rival views of the aesthetics of nature, particularly the view sometimes called 'scientific cognitivism'. After discussing Moore's characterization of rival views in general, and scientific cognitivism in particular, I rehearse his reasons for rejecting the latter view. I critique these arguments, but also suggest that scientific cognitivism and the syncretic aesthetic need (...)
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    Platonism, Metaphor, and Mathematics.Glenn G. Parsons & James Robert Brown - 2004 - Dialogue 43 (1):47-.
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    Theory, Observation, and the Role of Scientific Understanding in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature.Glenn Parsons - 2006 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 36 (2):165-186.
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    Nogales, Patti D. Metaphorically Speaking.Glenn Parsons - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (1):169-170.
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    Natural Beauty.Glenn Parsons - 2009 - Environmental Ethics 31 (1):93-96.
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    Destination Artby Dempsey, Amy Topographiesby Sallis, John.Glenn Parsons - 2008 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (3):321-323.
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    Destination Art by Dempsey, Amy Topographies by Sallis, John.Glenn Parsons - 2008 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (3):321-323.
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    The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature: Essays on the Aesthetics of Nature. [REVIEW]Glenn Parsons - 2004 - Mind 113 (452):741-744.
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    Natural Beauty: A Theory of Aesthetics Beyond the Arts. [REVIEW]Glenn Parsons - 2009 - Environmental Ethics 31 (1):93-96.
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  32. Nick Zangwill, The Metaphysics of Beauty Reviewed By.Glenn Parsons - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (1):76-78.
     
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    Against Moderate Aesthetic Formalism.Glenn Parsons - 2004 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 38 (3):19-35.
  34. Nature, Aesthetic Values, and Urban Design: Building the Natural City.Peter Kroes, Pieter E. Vermaas, Andrew Light, Steven A. Moore & Glenn Parsons - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer.
  35. James O. Young, Art and Knowledge. [REVIEW]Glenn Parsons - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23:305-307.
     
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  36. Nick Zangwill, The Metaphysics of Beauty. [REVIEW]Glenn Parsons - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22:76-78.
     
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  37. Paul Sheldon Davies, Norms of Nature: Naturalism and the Nature of Functions Reviewed By.Glenn Parsons - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (1):24-26.
     
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  38. The Philosophy of Design.Glenn Parsons - 2015 - Polity.
     
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