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Aesthetics, Nature and Religion: Ronald W. Hepburn and His Legacy

Hepburn volume



Endre Szécsényi (ed.), Aesthetics, Nature and Religion: Ronald W. Hepburn and His Legacy, Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press (2020), 341pp


Detailed Description

Edited by Endre Szécsényi, 'Aesthetics, Nature and Religion: Ronald W. Hepburn and His Legacy' draws on a 2018 symposium held in the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of Ronald W. Hepburn.

Ronald Hepburn's philosophical interests ranged from theology and the philosophy of religion through moral philosophy and the philosophy of education to art theory and aesthetics. 


Full list of essays:

Ronald W. Hepburn’s Agnosticism
† Mary Warnock

Is the Sacred Older than the Gods?
Guy Bennett-Hunter

Religious Experience, Imagination and Interpretation: A Case Study
Peter Cheyne

The Voice of Cordelian Ethics: Imagination and the Loss of Religion
Michael McGhee

Aesthetic and Moral
James Kirwan

Aesthetic Experience, Metaphysics and Subjectivity: Ronald W. Hepburn and ‘Nature-Mysticism’
David E. Cooper

‘Vitality with Repose’: Reflections on the Romantic-Neo-Platonic Legacy in Hepburn’s Aesthetics
Douglas Hedley

‘Pleasing Wonder and profound Awe’: On the Sublime
Endre Szécsényi

Wonder Revisited
Isis Brook

Nature, Aesthetics and Humility
Emily Brady

Nature, Identity and Meaning: The Humanising of Nature and the Naturising of the Human Subject
Fran Speed

Constructing the Aesthetics of Nature
Cairns Craig

Aesthetic Experience as an Educational Journey
Yuriko Saito

Ronald W. Hepburn on Wonder and the Education of Emotions and Subjectivity
James MacAllister

Wonder and the Everyday: Hepburnian Considerations and Beyond
Arto Haapala

Nature’s Beauty: Legitimacy, Imagination and Transcendence in Hepburn and the New Nature Writing
Alexander J. B. Hampton

Metaphysical Imagination in the Flesh: Hepburn with de Bruyckere
Pauline von Bonsdorff

Landscapes of Trauma: a Reflection on Wonder
Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson & Arnar Árnason

Ronald W. Hepburn’s Works: A Bibliography
Endre Szécsényi (comp.)