Approaches to Nature Aesthetics: East Meets West Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Approaches to Nature Aesthetics: East Meets West

Creator

  • Author: Toyoda, Mitsuyo
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Hargrove, Eugene C., 1944-
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Callicott, J. Baird
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: James, George A.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2002-12
  • Digitized: 2007-07-20

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Nature aesthetics is examined as an approach to environmental ethics. The characteristics of proper nature appreciation show that every landscape can be appreciated impartially in light of the dynamic processes of nature. However, it is often claimed that natural beauty decreases if humans interfere into nature. This claim leads to the separation of human culture and nature, and limits the number of landscapes which can be protected in terms of aesthetic value. As a solution to this separation, a non-dualistic Japanese aesthetics is examined as a basis for the achievement of the coexistence of culture and nature. Ecological interrelationships between human culture and nature are possible by means of an aesthetic consciousness in terms of non-hierarchical attitudes.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Environmental ethics.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Aesthetics, Japanese.
  • Keyword: Nature aesthetics
  • Keyword: environmental ethics
  • Keyword: Japanese aesthetics

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Toyoda, Mitsuyo
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 52148008
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc3305

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Arts
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Philosophy
  • Academic Department: Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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