Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Blog 5 - Being moved by Nature
Noel Carroll argues that to be moved by nature is to respond to the features of natural experiences with the appropriate emotions. This method seems to be contradictory to Carlson's need for knowledge to have an appropriate aesthetic appreciation of nature. Though the two seems to be on both the extremes of aesthetic appreciation, the combination of the two ideologies are essential. This is because, despite our knowledge about elements of nature we still have some experiences that conflicts with that knowledge. thus both knowledge and emotions should find a common ground in our aesthetic appreciation of nature.