Marta Tafalla's research while affiliated with Autonomous University of Barcelona and other places

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As critical research has revealed, climate change scepticism and inaction are not about science but ideas, and specifically the ideas that conform our worldview. Drawing on key theoretical approaches to climate change denial from the social sciences and humanities, this paper discusses the ideological dimension and, more especially, the anthropocen...
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Entrevista a Raimund Herder, director de Herder Editorial.
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This article aims to describe what is it like to perceive reality when suffering from congenital anosmia. Nevertheless, this objective entails a fundamental difficulty. Since I have never had the experience of olfaction, it seems natural to me to live in a world lacking the olfactory dimension; this subjective perception is the only one I know and...
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Anosmia is a sensory disability that consists of the inability to perceive odours. The sense of smell can be lost at any time during life, but people suffering from congenital anosmia, as I do, have never had any experience of smelling. My question is whether such an impairment of olfaction impoverishes aesthetic appreciation or makes it different...
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Watching animals produces in most people an experience of joy, well-being and calm. Many of us appreciate animals aesthetically: we admire mammals for their beauty, we enjoy the elegance of a flying eagle, blackbirds singing, cheetah running, the fervor or autumnal rutting, the mysterious appearance of crocodiles, the strange forms of some amphibia...
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At the end of the 1960s, two philosophers who did not know each other, and who came from different traditions and wrote in different languages, published two texts at almost the same time that called for the reinstatement of a philosophical discipline that had been largely abandoned by academia: the aesthetics of nature. One of the philosophers was...
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La cuestión que planteo en este artículo es si algunas obras de arte podrían enseñarnos a apreciar estéticamente la naturaleza. En una primera parte, se presenta el debate actual en estética analítica acerca de la apreciación de la naturaleza, y se examina la tesis de Allen Carlson según la cual sólo las ciencias naturales, y no el arte, nos enseña...

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... Cruelty to animals is clearly not a violation of human health, but these acts are still included in the criminal circle by criminal law. These phenomena have greatly impacted anthropocentric environmental philosophy [47]. ...
... At the end of the sixties of the 20th century, Philosophy denounced the absence of aesthetic debate about nature during the previous century and a half (Carlson, 2000, Tafalla, 2011. The idea that the value of nature arose from its resemblance to art was overcome, and it was necessary to build the principles of a new aesthetic. ...
... Merece la pena hacer referencia aquí a las reflexiones de MartaTafalla (2013), para quien existen ocasiones en que el maltrato a los animales se debe a la fascinación estética que ejercen sobre nosotros. El caso de los zoológicos ilustra con gran claridad la tesis de esta autora. ...
... People who suffer from smell loss, or anosmia -a condition that has unfortunately become more common recently due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which it is a characteristic symptom -find that it significantly impacts not only their experience of food and drink, but much of their daily lives (cf. Tafalla, 2013). In particular, anosmics miss the familiar odours of people, places, everyday objects, and environments, sometimes leading to emotional problems such as depression or a sense of alienation and derealisation. ...