“The Philosopher of Gardens” with Stephanie Ross

Episode 53:

Originally broadcast: March 10, 2013


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.”

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