“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.”


The Why? Radio subscription is free. To subscribe, click on the relevant banner, or follow the instructions below.

To subscribe using other platforms, copy and paste the following RSS Feed into your program:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s