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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Cognitive evaluations of pictures imply aesthetic evaluations of pictures given the right conception of cognitive evaluation. Knowledge has cognitive value, but so do some personal character traits—intellectual virtues. Pictures foster virtues of perception, and that is part of their aesthetic value.

Keywords: depiction; evaluation; intellectual virtue; knowledge; perception; pictures; value

Chapter.  9601 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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