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    Walton has controversially claimed that all pictures are fiction because, in seeing a picture one imagines that one is seeing the depicted content in the flesh; and that in seeing a photograph one _literally – _although indirectly – _sees_ the photographed object. Philosophers have found these claims implausible for various reasons: it is not the case that all pictures are fiction; explaining depiction does not require an imaginative engagement and seeing objects in photographs is not tantamount…Read more
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    Narrative immersion as an attentional phenomenon
    Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy. forthcoming.
    Some stories generate in us a peculiar experience of intense narrative engagement. This common experience, which we call narrative immersion, has been the object of a vast literature in psychology and other disciplines. Philosophers, however, have only recently engaged with this topic and the tendency has been to explain it by postulating specific kinds of mental states. We propose a different approach, explaining narrative immersion by means of a particular distribution of attention over the co…Read more
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    Debates on Culinary Norms
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. forthcoming.
    We often witness heated disputes concerning what counts as good eating or correct ways of cooking this or that meal or dish. These disagreements presuppose that.
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    Sound in Film
    In Noël Carroll, Laura T. Di Summa & Shawn Loht (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures, Springer. pp. 189-214. 2019.
    This chapter is focused on the philosophy of film sound in the analytic tradition and its limitations; drawing from current literature in other fields, it aims to complement some philosophical discussions typically centered on the image with their aural counterparts. Firstly, it provides an overview of early skeptical views on the contribution of sound to the artistic status of films and critically questions the status of sound in contemporary philosophical conceptions of film suggesting a revis…Read more
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    ¿Por qué debemos preferir la versión débil de la nueva teoría de la fotografía?
    Contrastes: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 23 (2). 2018.
    Diarmuid Costello ha defendido recientemente una versión fuerte de lo que él llama, siguiendo a Dominic Lopes, La nueva teoría de la fotografía y ha criticado una versión anterior de esta nueva teoría, que él considera más débil y restringida. Ambas posiciones —radical y restringida— se oponen a la visión tradicional en filosofía analítica de la fotografía. Sin embargo, Costello sostiene que la posición débil está aún demasiado cerca de esta tradición. Este artículo defiende la posición débil y …Read more
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    Introduction and Précis
    British Journal of Aesthetics 62 (2): 159-162. 2022.
    Through the last decade of the last millennium, several influential books were published on Fiction, notably among these are Kendall Walton’s Mimesis and Make B.
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    Aesthetic Essays, by Malcolm Budd (review)
    Mind 123 (491): 876-879. 2014.
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    The relation between art and morality is one of the vexed issues of aesthetics; it has a history at least from Plato and has been written about, or commented on, by most if not all the luminaries in aesthetics—it is not coincidence that one of the most influential papers on these debates is also one of the most cited papers of this journal. Also, the (im)pertinence of moral concerns for the assessment of artworks is arguably one of the most discussed philosophical issues in the public opinion (a…Read more
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    Food, Art and Philosophy
    Critica 53 (157). 2021.
    Food, Art and Philosophy
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    Fiction, Nonfiction, and Deceptive Photographic Representation
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (1): 19-30. 2012.
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    Editorial
    British Journal of Aesthetics 60 (1). 2020.
    _Roger Scruton_
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    The recent proliferation of deepfakes and other digitally produced deceptive representations has revived the debate on the epistemic robustness of photography and other mechanically produced images. Authors such as Rini (2020) and Fallis (2021) claim that the proliferation of deepfakes pose a serious threat to the reliability and the epistemic value of photographs and videos. In particular, Fallis adopts a Skyrmsian account of how signals carry information (Skyrms, 2010) to argue that the existe…Read more
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    The New Theory of Photography: Critical Examination and Responses
    Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 11 (2): 207-234. 2018.
    Dominic McIver Lopes’ Four Arts of Photography and Diarmuid Costello’s On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry examine the state of the art in analytic philosophy of photography and present a new approach to the study of the medium. As opposed to the orthodox and prevalent view, which emphasizes its epistemic capacities, the new theory reconsiders the nature of photography, and redirects focus towards the aesthetic potential of the medium. This symposium comprises two papers that critically exam…Read more
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    Go Social! Replies to Abell and Atencia-Linares
    Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 11 (2): 207-234. 2018.
    Dominic McIver Lopes’ Four Arts of Photography and Diarmuid Costello’s On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry examine the state of the art in analytic philosophy of photography and present a new approach to the study of the medium. As opposed to the orthodox and prevalent view, which emphasizes its epistemic capacities, the new theory reconsiders the nature of photography, and redirects focus towards the aesthetic potential of the medium. This symposium comprises two papers that critically exam…Read more
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    Portraits and Philosophy, edited by Hans Maes
    Mind 132 (526): 577-586. 2021.
    With few remarkable exceptions, portraiture has been a very much neglected topic in philosophy in general, and in aesthetics in particular. This might be due to.
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    Four Arts of Photography: An Essay in Philosophy (review)
    British Journal of Aesthetics 58 (3): 327-329. 2018.
    Four Arts of Photography: An Essay in PhilosophyLopesDominic Mciverwiley & sons ltd. 2016. pp. 200. £80.50.