Philosophical Studies Series

Knowing Art

Essays in Aesthetics and Epistemology

Editors: Kieran, Matthew, McIver Lopes, Dominic (Eds.)

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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 by leading philosophers who distill and build upon recent work at the intersection of aesthetics and epistemology. Specific topics addressed include the objectivity of critical knowledge, the quality of critical testimony, the roles of principles and perception in critical reasoning, phenomenal knowledge of what a work of art is like, the acquisition of factual information and psychological understanding from fictions, and the limits of images as sources of historical evidence. In addressing these topics, the volume also explores the challenges that art poses for theories of knowledge as well as the challenges that artistic knowledge poses to traditional views about art.

Reviews

" [...] a variety of articles which reaffirm the cognitive character of art from diverse perspectives, among which they emphasize clearly the notion of art as a powerful tool in the realm of modal knowledge."

Sixto J. Castro in Estudios Filosóficos 164, 2008 (translated from Spanish)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Knowing Content in the Visual Arts

    Lehrer, Keith

    Pages 1-18

  • Pictures, Knowledge, and Power: The Case of T. J. Clark

    Matravers, Derek

    Pages 19-33

  • Narrating the Truth (More or Less)

    Friend, Stacie

    Pages 35-49

  • Fiction and Psychological Insight

    Stock, Kathleen

    Pages 51-66

  • Art and Modal Knowledge

    Stokes, Dustin

    Pages 67-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowing Art
Book Subtitle
Essays in Aesthetics and Epistemology
Editors
  • Matthew Kieran
  • Dominic McIver Lopes
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
107
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5265-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5265-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5264-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6785-3
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 167
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