Between Nature and Culture provides a systematic, philosophical account of the main issues and problems that pertain to the aesthetics of modified environments, as well as new insights concerning the generation and appreciation of landscapes and environments that fall between (non-human) nature and (human) culture, including gardens, agricultural and ecologically restored landscapes, and land and ecological art works.
Emily Brady is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University. She works in the areas of aesthetics and philosophy of art, environmental ethics, environmental humanities, and animal studies. She has published widely in aesthetics and environmental philosophy, and her most recent book is The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics and Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Dr Isis Brook is Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer at Crossfields Institute International. She has held philosophy lectureships at Lancaster University, where she also served as a Faculty Teaching Dean, and the University of Central Lancashire. Her research and publications range across aesthetics, environmental ethics, and phenomenology. She is especially interested in responses to gardens and landscapes, and how these responses can be made more sensitive and ultimately shape who we are.
Dr Jonathan Prior is Lecturer in Human Geography at Cardiff University. His research and publications take an interdisciplinary approach, spanning environmental philosophy, sound studies, and landscape research. He is interested in the relationship between environmental values and the production of environmental policies, as a means to understand what motivates and underpins different ways of conceptualising the more-than-human world when humans seek to implement conservation, ecological restoration, or environmental management strategies.