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Johann Georg Sulzer – A Forgotten Father of Environmental Aesthetics

Authors

STIBRAL Karel

Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the European Society for Aesthetics, Volume 13 / 2021
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

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Keywords J. G. Sulzer;Aesthetics;Sciences and Aesthetics;Environmental Aesthetics;Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics
Description The main topic of the chapter is an introduction and analysis of the Johann Georg Sulzer’s views as described in his Dialogues on the Beauty of Nature (Unterredungen über die Schönheit der Natur, 1750), situating it within the body of Sulzer’s work, and highlight the theme of the aesthetic appreciation of nature which appears, albeit in a variety of contexts, throughout Sulzer’s works. From today’s perspective, Sulzer’s contribution is intriguing when considered in relation to the ideas of Enlightenment natural philosophy but also beacuse of similarities between Sulzer’s approach, based on the knowledge of environmental sciences, and current Carlson’s environmental aesthetics.
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