Cognitivism and the arts

Philosophy Compass 3 (4):573-589 (2008)

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John Gibson
University of Louisville
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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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