The Philosopher of Gardens
While North Dakota struggles through the last months of winter, many of us dream of gardens, of digging through the soil or of biting into a fresh tomato. But what kind of gardens do we want and why are they so important to us? Do we grow them for contemplation or just a place to entertain friends? Are gardens art and what ever happened to the term “picturesque”?
Stephanie Ross is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, St Louis. She focuses on the aesthetics the philosophy of art), and is the author of the book “What Gardens Mean.”
Institute for Philosophy in Public Life
Weinstein, Jack Russell and Ross, Stephanie, "The Philosopher of Gardens" (2013). Why? Radio Podcast Archive. 84.