Knowing Through Art.- Knowing Content in the Visual Arts.- Pictures, Knowledge, and Power: The Case of T. J. Clark.- Narrating the Truth (More or Less).- Fiction and Psychological Insight.- Art and Modal Knowledge.- Charley's World: Narratives of Aesthetic Experience.- Knowing About Art.- Really Bad Taste.- Solving the Puzzle of Aesthetic Testimony.- Critical Compatibilism.- Critical Reasoning and Critical Perception.
Artworks potentially convey two kinds of knowledge: knowledge of art itself as well as general empirical knowledge, especially knowledge of human psychology. This book collects ten essays written by leading philosophers who distill and build upon recent work at the intersection of aesthetics and epistemology. The volume also explores the challenges that art poses for theories of knowledge as well as the challenges that artistic knowledge poses to traditional views about art.
The first volume dedicated to topics in aesthetics and epistemology
Original contributions by well-known philosophers of art and epistemologists
Written in jargon-free prose, accessible to non-specialists