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Knowledge, Imagination, and Stories in the Aesthetic Experience of Forests

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/490/knowledge-imagination-and-stories-in-the-aesthetic-experience-of-forests

 

A key dispute in environmental aesthetics concerns the role of scientific knowledge in our aesthetic appreciation of the natural environment. In this article, I will explore this debate by focusing on the aesthetic experience of forests. I intend to question reductive forms of the scientific approach and support the role of imagination and stories in nature appreciation.