Introduction to Ecological Aesthetics

  • Fanren Zeng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. The Emergence of Ecological Aesthetics

  3. The Theoretical Guidance of Ecological Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Fanren Zeng
      Pages 73-89
  4. The Western Resources of Eco-aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
  5. The Chinese Resources of Eco-aesthetics

  6. The Implications of Ecological Aesthetics

  7. An Ecological Aesthetics Interpretation of Literary Works

  8. Reflections on the Construction of Ecological Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 365-370

About this book


​This book explores in detail the issues of ecological civilization development, ecological philosophy, ecological criticism, environmental aesthetics, and the ecological wisdom of traditional Chinese culture related to ecological aesthetics. Drawing on Western philosophy and aesthetics, it proposes and demonstrates a unique aesthetic view of ecological ontology in the field of aesthetics under the direct influence of Marxism, which is based on the modern economic, social cultural development and the modern values of traditional Chinese culture.
This book embodies the innovative interpretation of Chinese traditional culture in the Chinese academic community. The author discusses the philosophical and cultural resources that can be used for reference in Chinese and Western cultural tradition, focusing on traditional Chinese Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and painting art, Western modern ecological philosophy, Heidegger's ontology ecological aesthetics, and British and American environmental aesthetics.
In short, the book comprehensively discusses the author's concept of ecological ontology aesthetics as an integration and unification of ontology aesthetics and ecological aesthetics. This generalized ecological aesthetics explores the relationship between humans and nature, society and itself, guided by the brand-new ecological worldview in the post-modern context. It also changes the non-beauty state of human existence and establishes an aesthetic existence state that conforms to ecological laws.


Ecological Aesthetics Theoretical Guidance Western Resource Chinese Resources Daoism’s Wisdom Wisdom in Book of Changes Confucianism’s Wisdom Buddhism’s Wisdom The Object and Method The Basic Categories

Authors and affiliations

  • Fanren Zeng
    • 1
  1. 1.Shandong UniversityBeijingChina

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