Studi di Estetica 19 (2021)

The notion of a correct appreciation of nature, like the one put forward in Carlson’s environmental account, has been rejected by many other authors in the aesthetics of the natural environment. Their critics challenge the idea that only scientific cat- egories can ground the aesthetic appreciation of nature as nature, and they hold that there is not a correct way of appreciating nature. However, they may share with Carlson the idea of correctness under an objectivist paradigm of aesthetic appreciation, according to which correctness means the adequation of the experi- ence to properties of the object. My aim in the article is to claim that it is necessary to endorse an aesthetic standard of correctness that takes into consideration the subjective character of aesthetic appreciation. An aesthetic standard of correct- ness implies universal assent, or validity for everyone in Kantian terms, in place of an objectivist notion. This notion of correctness permits the inclusion of expressive perception of nature as an essential form of aesthetic appreciation.
Keywords Aesthetic appreciation  Correctness  Expressive perception  Nature
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,579
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Correct and the Appropriate in the Appreciation of Nature.Robert Stecker - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (4):393-402.
Is There a Correct Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature?Yuriko Saito - 1984 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 18 (4):35.
On Art and the Mind.Richard Wollheim - 1974 - Philosophy 50 (191):113-117.
Proceedings of the Aristotelian society. [REVIEW][author unknown] - 1905 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 60:326.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Nature Humanised: Nature Respected.R. Hepburn - 1998 - Environmental Values 7 (3):267-279.
Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature and Environmentalism.Allen Carlson - 2011 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:137-155.
Projective Properties and Expression in Literary Appreciation.Elisa Galgut - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (2):143-153.
Indiscernible Properties, Discernible Artworks.Maria Jose Alcaraz - 2004 - Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics 1 (3):136-146.
How Artworks Modify Our Perception of the World.Alfredo Vernazzani - 2021 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences:1-22.
Admiration, Appreciation, and Aesthetic Worth.Daniel Whiting - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature.Malcolm Budd - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (3):207-222.
Concepts in Environmental Aesthetics.Demetrios Matthopoulos - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 11:95-103.
Aesthetic Essays.Malcolm Budd - 2008 - Oxford University Press.


Added to PP index

Total views
5 ( #1,182,736 of 2,461,844 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #144,063 of 2,461,844 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes