Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I found Saito's reading interesting. Saito compared a lot of her beliefs with Carlson and Godlitch. To me it was confusing what she exactly talking about but I think she opposed Carlson? She spoke about normativity and "appropriate appreciation". I think her main outlook is put nicely on page 163, "The appropriate aesthetic appreciation of nature, I have argued, must embody a moral capacity for recognizing and respecting nature as having its own reality apart from our presence, with its own story to tell." In my interpretation this means we should look at each object with a different perspective.