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Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures
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Looking at pictures, we see in them the scenes they depict, and any value they have springs from these experiences of seeing-in. Sight and Sensibility presents the first detailed and comprehensive theory of evaluating pictures. Dominic Lopes confronts the puzzle…
Being For Beauty: Aesthetic Agency And Value
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No values figure as pervasively and intimately in our lives as beauty and other aesthetic values. They animate the arts, as well as design, fashion, food, and entertainment. They orient us upon the natural world. And we even find them in the deepest insights of…
Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences
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Philosophers say what art is and then scientists and then other scholars study how we are equipped, cognitively and socially, to make art and appreciate it. This time-honoured approach will not work. Recent science reveals that we have poor intuitive access to…
Four Arts of Photography: An Essay in Philosophy

Four Arts of Photography: An Essay in Philosophy

by Dominic McIver Lopes

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|March 7, 2016

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Four Arts of Photography explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the 21 st century. Re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements and…
Beyond Art

Beyond Art

by Dominic McIver Lopes

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|February 6, 2016

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Dominic McIver Lopes articulates and defends a "buck passing theory of art", namely that a work of art is nothing but a work in one of the arts. Having traced philosophical interest in theories of art to a reaction to certain puzzle cases of avant-garde art, he…
The Media of Photography

The Media of Photography

by Diarmuid Costello

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|March 7, 2012

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Two events in particular occasion this volume on the philosophy of photography: the blurring of boundaries that many took to demarcate photographic technology and practices from other representational and artistic technologies and the invention of digital…
The Philosophy of Literature: Contemporary and Classic Readings - An Anthology
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Essential readings in the philosophy of literature are brought together for the first time in this anthology. Contains forty-five substantial and carefully chosen essays and extracts Provides a balanced and coherent overview of developments in the field during…
Knowing Art: Essays in Aesthetics and Epistemology
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Artworks potentially convey two kinds of knowledge. They obviously afford knowledge of art itself, and they also afford general empirical knowledge, especially knowledge of human psychology and value. "Knowing Art" collects ten original essays written…
Understanding Pictures

Understanding Pictures

by Dominic McIver Lopes

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|May 27, 2004

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There are many ways to picture the world - Australian `x-ray' pictures, cubist collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of what they represent. The premise of Understanding Pictures…
Four Arts of Photography: An Essay in Philosophy
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Four Arts of Photography explores the history of photography through the lens of philosophy and proposes a new scholarly understanding of the art form for the 21st century. Re-examines the history of art photography through four major photographic movements and…