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GOOD LOOKING

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277346
eISBN:
9780191602641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277346.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

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 ... More


Conclusion

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that in cases of art appreciation, aesthetic judgements become more weighty or take on a greater critical ... More


Replies to Arguments Suggesting that Critics' Strong Evaluations could not be Soundly Deduced

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter reviews and rejects arguments offered in support of the opinion that the reasons offered in favour of strong aesthetic evaluations (‘this work is good’) cannot be sufficiently strong ... More


Contextual bias and insulation against bias during aesthetic rating: The roles of VMPFC and DLPFC in neural valuation

Ulrich Kirk and David Freedberg

in Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

The scientific study of aesthetic experience through the examination of the neural correlates of sensory and motor responses works of art and to other visual images has thrived during the last ... More


Semi-Formalism

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199658442
eISBN:
9780191748141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658442.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

According to aesthetic formalism, only formal properties are relevant to aesthetic evaluation—all aesthetically relevant properties are formal properties. The chapter argues that although formalism ... More


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