Nigel Warburton

in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199279456
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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Photography is the most widespread form of visual communication using still images. Since its invention the medium has not changed substantially, or at least not until the recent invention of digital photography. The uses to which photography has been put and the conventions surrounding those uses have, however, evolved significantly. Those analytic philosophers who have written about still photography have for the most part focused on quite a narrow range of topics. Their main concern has been to characterize the nature of the causal link between object photographed and photographic image.

Keywords: photography; visual communication; still images; digital photography; analytic philosophers; photographic image

Article.  5367 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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