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Wangheng Chen’s Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

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Wangheng Chen’s Chinese Environmental Aesthetics Arnold Berleant   Summary of Chinese Environmental Aesthetics by Wangheng Chen Wangheng Chen, Chinese Environmental Aesthetics, translated by Feng Su, edited by Gerald Cipriani (London and New York: Routledge, 2015), 212 pp. ISBN 9780815364276 Environmental aesthetics as a focus of philosophic inquiry first developed in the West in the second […]

Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence

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Reflections on the Aesthetics of Violence Arnold Berleant   Abstract Violence has long been a factor in human life and has been widely depicted in the arts. This essay explores how the artistic and appreciative responses to violence have been practiced, understood, and valued. It emphasizes the difference between the aesthetics of distant, disinterested appreciation […]