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    Aesthetic implications of the new paradigm in ecology
    Journal of Aesthetic Education 42 (1): 63-79. 2008.
    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 …Read more
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    Aesthetic and Other Theoretical Virtues in Science
    American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 1 (2): 9-16. 2009.
    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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    Environmental Art and Ecological Citizenship
    Environmental Ethics 30 (1): 21-36. 2008.
    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 simil…Read more
  • Metaphors and Metaphysics in Ecology
    Worldviews 15 (2): 185-202. 2011.
    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 in conceptu…Read more
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    Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism by knight, cher krause
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (4): 433-435. 2009.
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    Art in Public: Politics, Economics, and a Democratic Culture by zuidervaart, lambert
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (4): 403-405. 2012.
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    Disturbing Nature's Beauty:: Environmental Aesthetics in a New Ecological Paradigm
    American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 2 (2): 20. 2010.