Dominic McIver Lopes, True Appreciation, Photography and Philosophy: New Essays on the Pencil of Nature, ed. Scott Walden (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008)

Aesthetic appreciation involves background belief. While some appreciations are adequate when these beliefs are false, there is an important class of beliefs beliefs about the nature art work kinds whose truth is required for adequate appreciation. Photography is an interesting case, since many of our beliefs about it are false.

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