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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (1) : 140-149
Appreciating nature in view of practical aesthetics1
WANG Keping
Beijing International Studies University, Beijing 100024, China; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China
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Abstract Appreciating nature may at its best feature have three levels of experience according to practical aesthetics. The first level is more sensuous as it largely pleases the ear and eye, the second level is more psychological as it chiefly pleases the mind and mood, and the third level is more sublimate as it mainly pleases the will and spirit. In Chinese culture the affinity between man and nature can be traced back to the traditional conception of tian ren he yi Y)N篢Nas heaven-human oneness, which will be ultimately conducive to the artistic realm or aesthetic state of being.
Issue Date: 05 March 2007
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WANG Keping. Appreciating nature in view of practical aesthetics1[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2007, 2(1): 140-149.
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