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    For the Love of Art: Artistic Values and Appreciative Virtue: Matthew Kieran.Matthew Kieran - 2012 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 71:13-31.
    It is argued that instrumentalizing the value of art does an injustice to artistic appreciation and provides a hostage to fortune. Whilst aestheticism offers an intellectual bulwark against such an approach, it focuses on what is distinctive of art at the expense of broader artistic values. It is argued that artistic appreciation and creativity involve not just skills but excellences of character. The nature of particular artistic or appreciative virtues and vices are briefly explored, such as snobbery, aestheticism and creativity, (...)
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    Aesthetic Value: Beauty, Ugliness and Incoherence: Matthew Kieran.Matthew Kieran - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (281):383-399.
    From Plato through Aquinas to Kant and beyond beauty has traditionally been considered the paradigmatic aesthetic quality. Thus, quite naturally following Socrates' strategy in The Meno, we are tempted to generalize from our analysis of the nature and value of beauty, a particular aesthetic value, to an account of aesthetic value generally. When we look at that which is beautiful, the object gives rise to a certain kind of pleasure within us. Thus aesthetic value is characterized in terms of that (...)
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  3. Book Review: Douwe Draaisma, Disturbances of the Mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-50966-4. 360 Pp. [REVIEW]Kieran Mc Nally - 2010 - History of the Human Sciences 23 (4):125-126.
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    Revealing Art.Matthew Kieran - 2004 - Routledge.
    Why does art matter to us, and what makes it good? Why is the role of imagination so important in art? Illustrated with carefully chosen colour and black-and-white plates of examples from Michaelangelo to Matisse and Poussin to Pollock, _Revealing Art_ takes us on a compelling and provocative journey. Kieran explores some of the most important questions we can ask ourselves about art: how can art inspire us or disgust us? Is artistic judgement simply a matter of taste? Can (...)
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    Motivated Creativity and Character.Matthew Kieran - unknown
    Matthew Kieran on true creativity, motivation, and character.
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  6. Mere Exposure to Bad Art.Aaron Meskin, Mark Phelan, Margaret Moore & Matthew Kieran - 2013 - British Journal of Aesthetics 53 (2):139-164.
  7. The Vice of Snobbery: Aesthetic Knowledge, Justification and Virtue in Art Appreciation.Matthew Kieran - 2010 - Philosophical Quarterly 60 (239):243-263.
    Apparently snobbery undermines justification for and legitimacy of aesthetic claims. It is also pervasive in the aesthetic realm, much more so than we tend to presume. If these two claims are combined, a fundamental problem arises: we do not know whether or not we are justified in believing or making aesthetic claims. Addressing this new challenge requires an epistemological story which underpins when, where and why snobbish judgement is problematic, and how appreciative claims can survive. This leads towards a virtue-theoretic (...)
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  8. Why Ideal Critics Are Not Ideal: Aesthetic Character, Motivation and Value.Matthew Kieran - 2008 - British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (3):278-294.
    On a contemporary Humean-influenced view, the responses of suitably idealized appreciators are presented as tracking, or even determining, facts about artistic value. Focusing on the intra-personal case, this paper argues that (i) facts about the refinement and reconfiguration of aesthetic character together with (ii) the manner in which autobiography and character are implicated in artistic appreciation make it de facto unlikely that we can reliably come to know how our ideal counterpart would respond to a given artwork. Attribution of superhuman (...)
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  9. Art, Imagination, and the Cultivation of Morals.Matthew Kieran - 1996 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54 (4):337-351.
  10. The Neuroscience of Spontaneous Thought: An Evolving, Interdisciplinary Field.Andrews-Hanna Jessica, Irving Zachary C., Fox Kieran, Spreng Nathan R. & Christoff Kalina - forthcoming - In Fox Kieran & Christoff Kieran (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought and Creativity. Oxford University Press.
    An often-overlooked characteristic of the human mind is its propensity to wander. Despite growing interest in the science of mind-wandering, most studies operationalize mind-wandering by its task-unrelated contents. But these contents may be orthogonal to the processes that determine how thoughts unfold over time, remaining stable or wandering from one topic to another. In this chapter, we emphasize the importance of incorporating such processes into current definitions of mind-wandering, and propose that mind-wandering and other forms of spontaneous thought (such as (...)
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  11. Forbidden Knowledge: The Challenge of Immoralism.Matthew Kieran - 2003 - In Jose Luis Bermudez & Sebastian Gardner (eds.), Art and Morality. Routledge.
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  12. Art, Morality and Ethics: On the (Im)Moral Character of Art Works and Inter-Relations to Artistic Value.Matthew Kieran - 2006 - Philosophy Compass 1 (2):129–143.
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    Knowledge: Aesthetic Psychology and Appreciative Virtues.Matthew Kieran - 2011 - In Elisabeth Schellekens & Peter Goldie (eds.), The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press. pp. 32.
  14. Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts.Matthew Kieran & Dominic McIver Lopes (eds.) - 2003 - Routledge.
    _Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts_ is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art. Imagination is a central concept in aesthetics with close ties to issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language, yet it has not received the kind of sustained, critical attention it deserves. This collection of seventeen brand new essays critically examines just how and in what form the notion of imagination (...)
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    PLATO, PHAEDRUS - P. Ryan Plato's Phaedrus. A Commentary for Greek Readers. Introduction by Mary Louise Gill. Pp. Xxx + 344, Map. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Paper, US$29.95. ISBN: 978-0-8061-4259-3. [REVIEW]Edith Nally - 2013 - The Classical Review 63 (2):360-361.
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  16. Interpretation and Construction: Art, Speech and the Law.Robert Stecker, Matthew Kieran, Berys Gaut & Paisley Livingston - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):150-155.
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  17. Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts.Matthew Kieran & Dominic Mciver Lopes - 2005 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (1):86-89.
     
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  18. In Defence of the Ethical Evaluation of Narrative Art.M. Kieran - 2001 - British Journal of Aesthetics 41 (1):26-38.
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  19. Pornographic Art.Matthew Kieran - 2001 - Philosophy and Literature 25 (1):31-45.
    The received view holds that pornographic representations can only be bad art. Three arguments for this view are examined based on definitional considerations, the purpose of sexual arousal being inimical to the realization of artistic value, the problem of appreciating a work as pornography and as art. It is argued not only that the received view is without warranty but, moreover, that there are works which are only properly appreciable as pornographic art.
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    Art and Morality.Matthew Kieran - 2003 - In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press. pp. 451--470.
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  21. Media Ethics: A Philosophical Approach.Matthew Kieran - 1999 - Philosophical Quarterly 49 (197):558-560.
     
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  22. Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art.Matthew Kieran (ed.) - 2005 - Blackwell.
    The contributions to this volume provide a thorough introduction to the major topics in contemporary aesthetics and the philosophy of art, in the distinctive format of philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate at a level accessible to ...
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  23. Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art.Mathew Kieran (ed.) - 2005 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Contemporary Debates in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art_ features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today. Brings together fresh debates on eleven of the most controversial issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art Topics addressed include the nature of beauty, aesthetic experience, artistic value, and the nature of our emotional responses to art. Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars, and especially commissioned (...)
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  24. In Search of a Narrative.Matthew Kieran - 2003 - In Matthew Kieran & Dominic Lopes (eds.), Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts. Routledge. pp. 69--87.
     
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  25. Revealing Art.Matthew Kieran - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (2):285-287.
     
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  26. In Defence of Critical Pluralism.M. Kieran - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (3):239-251.
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    Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind.Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin & Jon Robson (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    How far should philosophical accounts of the value and interpretation of art be sensitive to the scientific approaches used by psychologists, sociologists, and evolutionary thinkers? A team of experts urge different answers to this question, and explore how empirical inquiry can shed light on problems traditionally regarded as philosophical.
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  28. Revealing Art.Matthew Kieran - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (224):471-473.
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  29. Tragedy Versus Comedy: On Why Comedy is the Equal of Tragedy.M. L. Kieran - 2013 - Ethical Perspectives 20 (2).
    Tragedy is superior to comedy. This is the received view in much philosophical aesthetics, literary criticism and amongst many ordinary literary appreciators. The paper outlines three standard types of reasons given to underwrite the conceptual nature of the superiority claim, focusing on narrative structure, audience response and moral or human significance respectively. It sketches some possible inter-relations amongst the types of reasons given and raises various methodological worries about how the argument for tragedy’s superiority typically proceeds. The paper then outlines (...)
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    Imagination, Philosophy, and the Arts.Matthew Kieran & Dominic Mciver Lopes - 2004 - Mind 113 (451):559-562.
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    Mind-Wandering as Spontaneous Thought: A Dynamic Framework.Christoff Kalina, Irving Zachary C., Fox Kieran, Spreng Nathan & Andrews-Hanna Jessica - 2016 - Nature Reviews Neuroscience 17:718–731.
    Most research on mind-wandering has characterized it as a mental state with contents that are task unrelated or stimulus independent. However, the dynamics of mind-wandering—how mental states change over time—have remained largely neglected. Here, we introduce a dynamic framework for understanding mind-wandering and its relationship to the recruitment of large-scale brain networks. We propose that mind-wandering is best understood as a member of a family of spontaneous-thought phenomena that also includes creative thought and dreaming. This dynamic framework can shed new (...)
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    Aesthetic Value: Beauty, Ugliness and Incoherence.Matthew Kieran - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (281):383 - 399.
    [FIRST PARAGRAPHS] From Plato through Aquinas to Kant and beyond beauty has traditionally been considered the paradigmatic aesthetic quality. Thus, quite naturally following Socrates' strategy in The Meno, we are tempted to generalize from our analysis of the nature and value of beauty, a particular aesthetic value, to an account of aesthetic value generally. When we look at that which is beautiful, the object gives rise to a certain kind of pleasure within us. Thus aesthetic value is characterized in terms (...)
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    On Obscenity: The Thrill and Repulsion of the Morally Prohibited.Matthew Kieran - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (1):31-55.
    The paper proceeds by criticising the central accounts of obscenity proffered by Feinberg, Scruton and the suggestive remarks of Nussbaum and goes on to argue for the following formal characterization of obscenity: x is appropriately judged obscene if and only if either x is appropriately classified as a member of a form or class of objects whose authorized purpose is to solicit and commend to us cognitive-affective responses which are internalized as morally prohibited and does so in ways found to (...)
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    Why Ideal Critics Are Not Ideal: Aesthetic Character, Motivation and Value: Articles.Matthew Kieran - 2008 - British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (3):278-294.
    On a contemporary Humean-influenced view, the responses of suitably idealized appreciators are presented as tracking, or even determining, facts about artistic value. Focusing on the intra-personal case, this paper argues that facts about the refinement and reconfiguration of aesthetic character together with the manner in which autobiography and character are implicated in artistic appreciation make it de facto unlikely that we can reliably come to know how our ideal counterpart would respond to a given artwork. Attribution of superhuman abilities to (...)
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  35. Value of Art.Matthew Kieran - 2001 - In Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
     
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  36. Teaching & Learning Guide For: Art, Morality and Ethics: On the Moral Character of Art Works and Inter-Relations to Artistic Value.Matthew Kieran - 2010 - Philosophy Compass 5 (5):426-431.
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    The Impoverishment of Art.Matthew Kieran - 1995 - British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (1):15-25.
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    Relative Values in Art.Matthew Kieran - 1994 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 28 (1):95.
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    Applied Philosophy and Business Ethics.Matthew Kieran - 1995 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (2):175-187.
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    Introduction.Matthew Kieran - 2003 - Philosophical Papers 32 (3):235-241.
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    Incoherence and Musical Appreciation.Matthew Kieran - 1996 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 30 (1):39.
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    On Obscenity: The Thrill and Repulsion of the Morally Prohibited.Matthew Kieran - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (1):31-55.
    The paper proceeds by criticising the central accounts of obscenity proffered by Feinberg, Scruton and the suggestive remarks of Nussbaum and goes on to argue for the following formal characterization of obscenity: x is appropriately judged obscene if and only if either x is appropriately classified as a member of a form or class of objects whose authorized purpose is to solicit and commend to us cognitive-affective responses which are internalized as morally prohibited and does so in ways found to (...)
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    Creative Characters.Matthew Kieran - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 58:13-15.
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    Painter at the Court of Milan.Matthew Kieran - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 57 (57):12-15.
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    Review: A Theory of Art. [REVIEW]Matthew Kieran - 2002 - Mind 111 (441):81-84.
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    Is Plato a Coherentist? The Theory of Knowledge in Republic V–VII.Edith Gwendolyn Nally - 2015 - Apeiron 48 (2):149-175.
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    Creativity, Virtue and the Challenges From Natural Talent, Ill-Being and Immorality.Matthew Kieran - 2014 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 75:203-230.
    We praise and admire creative people in virtually every domain from the worlds of art, fashion and design to the fields of engineering and scientific endeavour. Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Einstein was a creative scientist and Jonathan Ive is admired the world over as a great designer. We also sometimes blame, condemn or withhold praise from those who fail creatively; hence we might say that someone's work or ideas tend to be rather (...)
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    Violent Films.Matthew Kieran - 1995 - Philosophy Now 12:15-18.
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    Against Art Theory.Matthew Kieran - 1995 - Cogito 9 (1):41-48.
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    Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon.David Kieran - 2012 - Human Rights Review 13 (1):125-127.
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