Nature, Artforms, and the World Around Us

An Introduction to the Regions of Aesthetic Experience

  • Robert E. Wood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


This book provides a comprehensive view of the aesthetic realm, placing the various major artforms within the setting of nature and the built environment as they arise within the field of experience. Each chapter displays the regional ontology of the form considered: the comprehensive set of eidetic features that limn the space of the art. It draws upon artists' statements, writings of key figures in the history of philosophy--including Plato, Hegel, Dewey, and Heidegger—and writings from various commentators on art. This volume is unique in its systematic and phenomenological approach, and in how it addresses aesthetics writ large.


Fourfold of Earth and Sky, Mortals, and Immortals Gesamtkunst Arnold Böcklin Dostoevski Kierkegaard

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Wood
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  1. 1.Institute of Philosophic StudiesUniversity of DallasIrvingUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57089-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57090-7
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