Jason Simus [6]Jason Boaz Simus [2]
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Jason Simus
University of North Texas
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    Environmental Art and Ecological Citizenship.Jason Simus - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (1):21-36.
    Environmental artworks are not an aesthetic affront against nature because the aesthetic qualities of artworks are to some extent a function of other sorts of qualities, such as moral, social, or ecological qualities. By appealing to a new ecological paradigm, we can characterize environmental artworks as anthropogenic disturbances and evaluate them accordingly. Andrew Light’s model of ecological citizenship emphasizes public participation in ecological restoration projects, which are very similar to environmental artworks. Participation in the creation, appreciation, and criticism of environmental (...)
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    Aesthetic Implications of the New Paradigm in Ecology.Jason Boaz Simus - 2008 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 42 (1):63-79.
    Here I explore the aesthetic implications of this new paradigm, the central implication being that scientific cognitivism, when combined with the new paradigm in ecology, may require updating the qualities associated with positive aesthetics. After reviewing Allen Carlson's defense of both scientific cognitivism and the positive aesthetics thesis, I show how the significantly different conceptual framework that the new paradigm in ecology provides will require equally significant adjustments to how we aesthetically appreciate nature. I make two suggestions. First, the new (...)
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  3. Metaphors and Metaphysics in Ecology.Jason Simus - 2011 - Worldviews 15 (2):185-202.
    Ecological science has at one time or another deemed nature a machine, an organism, a community, or a system. These metaphors do not refer to any metaphysical entity, but are useful fictions in terms of how they reflect the beliefs and values held by members of a scientific and cultural community. First I trace the history of ecological metaphors from the metaphysical and cultural perspectives. Then I document a gradual transition from a belief in structural natural order to a belief (...)
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    Aesthetic and Other Theoretical Virtues in Science.Jason Simus - 2009 - American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 1 (2):9-16.
    I first provide an introduction to a neglected topic in contemporary aesthetics: intellectual beauty. I then review James McAllister’s critique of autonomism and reductionism regarding the relation between empirical and aesthetic criteria in scientific theory evaluation. Finally, I critique McAllister’s “aesthetic induction” and defend an alternative model that emphasizes the holistic coherence of aesthetic and other theoretical virtues in scientific theorizing.
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  5. Disturbing Nature's Beauty:: Environmental Aesthetics in a New Ecological Paradigm.Jason Simus - 2010 - American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 2 (2):20.
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    A Response to Emily Brady's 'Aesthetic Regard for Nature in Environmental and Land Art'.Jason Boaz Simus - 2007 - Ethics, Place and Environment 10 (3):301 – 305.
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    Art in Public: Politics, Economics, and a Democratic Culture by Zuidervaart, Lambert.Jason Simus - 2012 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (4):403-405.
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    Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism by Knight, Cher Krause.Jason Simus - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (4):433-435.
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