Cognitivism and the arts

Philosophy Compass 3 (4):573-589 (2008)
Cognitivism in respect to the arts refers to a constellation of positions that share in common the idea that artworks often bear, in addition to aesthetic value, a significant kind of cognitive value. In this paper I concentrate on three things: (i) the challenge of understanding exactly what one must do if one wishes to defend a cognitivist view of the arts; (ii) common anti-cognitivist arguments; and (iii) promising recent attempts to defend cognitivism.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2008.00144.x
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Noël Carroll (2002). The Wheel of Virtue: Art, Literature, and Moral Knowledge. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (1):3–26.
Jerome Stolnitz (1992). On the Cognitive Triviality of Art. British Journal of Aesthetics 32 (3):191-200.

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