Ethically Evaluating Land Art: Is It Worth It?

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Abstract:

Land art requires careful evaluation when assessing its aesthetic and ethical value. Critics of land art charge that it is unethical in that it uses nature without such use being justified by some future good. Other critics charge that land art harms nature aesthetically. In this essay, the author canvasses these charges and argues that some land art is ethically and aesthetically defensible, and that some has great and rare potential in both realms.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13668790701567002

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA

Publication date: October 1, 2007

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