Dominic McIver Lopes

in Sight and Sensibility

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199277346
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602641 | DOI:

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To evaluate a picture as a picture is to evaluate it with respect to a feature essential to pictures. An aesthetic evaluation of a picture is one which is bound up with perceptual experience. On this account, aesthetic evaluations imply or are implied by cognitive or moral evaluations. The account is anti-formalist.

Keywords: aesthetic evaluation; aesthetic value; depiction; essentialism; formalism; Lessing; pictures

Chapter.  13440 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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