Remarks upon the Aesthetics of the Night Sky

Endre Szécsényi

Abstract


This essay begins with some observations on the main features and availability of the aesthetic experience of the night sky to us. In the second part, the aesthetics of the starry sky is interpreted in terms of time experience, complementing the usual approach in terms of immense space. These remarks on this broad and abundant subject can partly be linked to the intellectual historical interpretation of the birth of modern aesthetics, and partly to the vital discourse of environmental aesthetics, which proves that these two approaches can work together and bring to the fore the aesthetic relevance and fruitfulness of this subject.


Keywords


Environmental Aesthetics; Aesthetics of Nature; Sublimity; Night Sky; Time Experience

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