Brady, Emily individual record

My research and teaching interests span aesthetics and philosophy of art, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, environmental humanities, and animal studies. My philosophical approach moves between the historical and contemporary, as I seek to interpret past thinking about nature, environment, and the arts for a contemporary context. In current research, I explore interactions between aesthetics and ethics, specifically through other-regarding attitudes toward the natural world, e.g., forms of aesthetic attention, humility, wonder, natural beauty, and the sublime. In earlier work, I focused on the place of imagination, perception, and emotion in aesthetic experience of environment.

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  • BRADY, E (2018). John Muir's Environmental Aesthetics: Interweaving the Aesthetic, Religious, and Scientific. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 76(4), 463-472.
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  • Brady, E (2018). Aesthetics, Humility, and Wonder: Other-Regarding Ways of Relating to Environment. La Pensée écologique. N° 2(1), e-e.
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  • Prior, J., & Brady, E (2017). Environmental Aesthetics and Rewilding. Environmental Values. 26(1), 31-51.
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  • Kenter, J. O., O'Brien, L., Hockley, N., Ravenscroft, N., Fazey, I., Irvine, K. N., ... Williams, S. (2015). What are shared and social values of ecosystems?. Ecological Economics. 111, 86-99.
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  • Brady, E., Brook, I., & Prior, J (2018). Between Nature and Culture The Aesthetics of Modified Environments. Global Aesthetic Research.
  • Brady, E (2013). The Sublime in Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
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  • Brady, E., & Phemister, P (2012). Human-Environment Relations Transformative Values in Theory and Practice. Springer Science & Business Media.
  • Brady, E., Howarth, w. J., & Pratt, V (2005). Environment and Philosophy. Routledge.
  • Brady, E (2003). Aesthetics of the Natural Environment. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Brady, E (2017). Climate Change and Future Aesthetics. Climate Change and the Humanities. 201-220. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
  • Brady, E (2015). Aesthetic regard for nature in environmental and land art. Geographical Aesthetics: Imagining Space, Staging Encounters. 197-210.
  • Brady, E (2014). Aesthetic value and wild animals. Environmental Aesthetics: Crossing Divides and Breaking Ground. 188-200.
  • Brady, E (2012). Smells, tastes, and everyday aesthetics. The Philosophy of Food. 69-86.
  • Brady, E (2012). The Environmental Sublime. The Sublime. 171-182. Cambridge University Press.
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Texas A&M University; Glasscock Center for Humanities Research; 4214 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4214