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Sight and Sensibility

Dominic McIver Lopes

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199277346
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602641 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199277346.001.0001
Sight and Sensibility

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Pictures are vehicles for seeing-in—they enable us to see scenes in marked surfaces. However, seeing-in takes several forms. In some cases, the scene is seen together with the marked surface, and, in other cases, seeing the scene excludes seeing the marked surface. In every case, evaluating a picture as a picture involves evaluating it as a vehicle for seeing-in. But evaluation, like seeing-in, comes in many flavours. Aesthetic, cognitive, and moral evaluations of pictures are especially prominent in picture criticism. These three types of evaluation of pictures interact, for one may imply another. Moreover, aesthetic, cognitive, and moral evaluations of pictures as

vehicles for seeing-in may also interact. This result overturns the intellectual basis for recent criticism of pictures, such as that found in scepticism about political hotography and in critiques of the male gaze.

Keywords: aesthetics; art; cognition; criticism; depiction; ethics; evaluation; perception; pictures; value; vision

Book.  222 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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INTRODUCTION in Sight and Sensibility

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THE PUZZLE OF MIMESIS in Sight and Sensibility

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THE ‘AIR’ OF PICTURES in Sight and Sensibility

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GOOD LOOKING in Sight and Sensibility

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DRAWING LESSONS in Sight and Sensibility

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MORAL VISION in Sight and Sensibility

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