Their ground breaking work creates a bridge between the traditional and the modern, the East and the West, and brings us one step closer to understanding the beauty in human nature.
Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view.
Drawing upon the influences of both Eastern and Western philosophers and writers, Li discusses the origination of the practices of beauty and aesthetics, and the origins of art credited to Shamanistic rituals, while rejecting the concepts of Western aesthetics and embracing the traditional Chinese purpose for art: to mold human minds.
He stresses the importance of the involvement of aesthetic philosophers to advocate technology and aspects of society that will contribute to the harmony among individuals, environments, and social relationships.
The first is concerned with how the idea of aesthetic appreciation of nature should be understood and proposes that it is best understood as aesthetic appreciation of nature as nature—as what nature actually is.
This idea is elaborated by means of accounts of what is meant by nature, what is meant by a response to nature as nature, and what an aesthetic response consists in, and through an examination of the aesthetic relevance of knowledge of ...Jane Cauvel is professor emerita at The Colorado College.Li Zehou is widely regarded as China's leading scholar of traditional and modern intellectual history and philosophy.In 1746 financial difficulties forced him to withdraw from the University.After nine years supporting himself as a tutor to the children of several wealthy families in outlying districts, he returned to the University, finishing his degree and entering academic life, though at first (and for many years) in the modest capacity of a lecturer.Placed under house arrest for three years in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Massacre, he was granted permanent resident status in the United States in 1991.Begun as a series of engaging conversations, Li Zehou and Jane Cauvel reveal their philosophical presuppositions and expose a deeper, cross-cultural understanding of the philosophy of aesthetics.More Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view.This idea is elaborated by means of accounts of what is meant by nature, what is meant by a response to nature as nature, and what an aesthetic response consists in, and through an examination of the aesthetic relevance of knowledge of nature.Certainly, he dominates the last two hundred years in the sense that - although few philosophers today are strictly speaking Kantians - his influence is everywhere.Moreover, that influence extends over a number of different philosophical regions: epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, politics, religion.