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Environmental Aesthetics and the Dynamic Object

David E. W. Fenner
Ethics and the Environment
Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring, 2006), pp. 1-19
Published by: Indiana University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40339112
Page Count: 19
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Environmental Aesthetics and the Dynamic Object
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Abstract

In this paper, I lay out a case for why those objects of aesthetic attention which are principally characterized as natural objects should be understood not statically, as existing in merely a three-dimensional fixed state, but as dynamic, as existing in a space-time context, complete with change, movement, and flux. After this, I explain why this is important, how the dynamic nature of natural objects raises a concern for aesthetically evaluating natural objects, and how that concern may be addressed.

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