Gardening - Philosophy for Everyone

Gardening - Philosophy for Everyone

Editor(s): Dan O'Brien

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010 11:09AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444330212

Online ISBN: 9781444324563

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324563

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

Philosophy and gardens have been closely connected from the dawn of philosophy, with many drawing on their beauty and peace for philosophical inspiration. Gardens in turn give rise to a broad spectrum of philosophical questions. For the green-fingered thinker, this book reflects on a whole host of fascinating philosophical themes.

  • Gardens and philosophy present a fascinating combination of subjects, historically important, and yet scarcely covered within the realms of philosophy
  • Contributions come from a wide range of authors, ranging from garden writers and gardeners, to those working in architecture, archaeology, archival studies, art history, anthropology, classics and philosophy
  • Essays cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from Epicurus and Confucius to the aesthetics and philosophy of Central Park
  • Offers new perspectives on the experience and evaluation of gardens 

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Good Life

  2. Part II: Flower Power

  3. Part III: The Flower Show

  4. Part IV: The Cosmic Garden

  5. Part V: Philosophers' Gardens

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