Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Tourism, Gastronomy, and Tourist Destination (ICTGTD 2018)

The Aesthetics of Nature Tourism Through the Philosophical Perspective of Immanuel Kant

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Myrza Rahmanita
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Myrza Rahmanita
Available Online March 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ictgtd-18.2018.42How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tourism, Aesthetic, Kant, Beauty, Sublime
Abstract
This study is an attempt to explore aesthetics conception of nature tourism using the philosophical perspective of Immanuel Kant. Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy tree that discusses the essence of beauty, while nature tourism is a travel activity undertaken by a person or group to various landscapes for the purposes of leisure, business and pleasure; where nature is admired for its tranquility, relaxing, beauty and aesthetics potentials. This is in line with Kant's conception of ‘pleasure in beauty’. This exploration is conducted using descriptive by means of literature review method upon a number ofworks, especially Kant’s philosophical thoughts on tourism aesthetics. The results of this investigation indicates that, firstly, an arrangement of pleasure in tourism is found in beauty of nature; secondly, beauty of nature is a subjective appreciation but not merely personal (universal); thirdly, natural beauty consists of perfect beauty and sublime. In the case of sublime, tourists must fight their imagination so they are able to turn their fear and threats of nature into pleasure; and finally, the aesthetics of tourism is a symbol of morality though beauty of nature. The recommendation of this study is to conduct further study on the aesthetics of nature tourism especially in relation to morality
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