Automatism, causality and realism : foundational problems in the philosophy of photography
Costello, Diarmuid and Phillips, Dawn M.. (2009) Automatism, causality and realism : foundational problems in the philosophy of photography. Philosophy Compass, Vol.4 (No.1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 17479991Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-9991.2008.00193.x
This article contains a survey of recent debates in the philosophy of photography, focusing on aesthetic and epistemic issues in particular. Starting from widespread notions about automatism, causality and realism in the theory of photography, the authors ask whether the prima facie tension between the epistemic and aesthetic embodied in oppositions such as automaticism and agency, causality and intentionality, realism and fictional competence is more than apparent. In this context, the article discusses recent work by Roger Scruton, Dominic Lopes, Kendall Walton, Gregory Currie, Jonathan Cohen and Aaron Meskin, Noël Carroll, and Patrick Maynard in some detail. Specific topics addressed include: aesthetic scepticism, transparency, imagination, perception, information, representation and depiction
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Automatism, Photography -- Philosophy, Realism|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Philosophy Compass|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-21|
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