Dominic McIver Lopes

Professor
phone 604 822 5636
location_on Buchanan E367

Research Area

Education

D.Phil. Oxford University
B.A. McGill University

Research

I work mainly in aesthetics and am a member of the UBC aesthetics group. My research focusses on pictorial representation and perception; the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value; the ontology of art; computer art and new art forms; and aesthetic value. I am now working on a book on aesthetic justice and injustice while co-authoring two books for OUP: Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle and  The Geography of Taste with Samantha Matherne, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.


Publications

Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Four Arts of Photography (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Beyond Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

A Philosophy of Computer Art (London: Routledge, 2009)

Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Understanding Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).


Awards

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

American Philosophical Association's Quinn Prize

Canada Council Killam Research Fellow

Guggenheim Fellow

Leverhulme Visiting Professor

Killam Research Prize

Canadian Philosophical Association Essay Prize

American Society for Aesthetics Outstanding Monograph Prize

Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize


Service

Lopes is chair-elect of the APA Board of Officers and President of the Canadian Philosophical Association. He also served on several editorial boards, notably of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and Estetica: European Journal of Aesthetics.


Dominic McIver Lopes

Professor
phone 604 822 5636
location_on Buchanan E367

D.Phil. Oxford University
B.A. McGill University

I work mainly in aesthetics and am a member of the UBC aesthetics group. My research focusses on pictorial representation and perception; the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value; the ontology of art; computer art and new art forms; and aesthetic value. I am now working on a book on aesthetic justice and injustice while co-authoring two books for OUP: Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle and  The Geography of Taste with Samantha Matherne, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.

Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Four Arts of Photography (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Beyond Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

A Philosophy of Computer Art (London: Routledge, 2009)

Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Understanding Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

American Philosophical Association's Quinn Prize

Canada Council Killam Research Fellow

Guggenheim Fellow

Leverhulme Visiting Professor

Killam Research Prize

Canadian Philosophical Association Essay Prize

American Society for Aesthetics Outstanding Monograph Prize

Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize

Lopes is chair-elect of the APA Board of Officers and President of the Canadian Philosophical Association. He also served on several editorial boards, notably of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and Estetica: European Journal of Aesthetics.

D.Phil. Oxford University
B.A. McGill University

I work mainly in aesthetics and am a member of the UBC aesthetics group. My research focusses on pictorial representation and perception; the aesthetic and epistemic value of pictures, including scientific images; theories of art and its value; the ontology of art; computer art and new art forms; and aesthetic value. I am now working on a book on aesthetic justice and injustice while co-authoring two books for OUP: Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle and  The Geography of Taste with Samantha Matherne, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.

Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Four Arts of Photography (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Beyond Art (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)

A Philosophy of Computer Art (London: Routledge, 2009)

Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Understanding Pictures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

American Philosophical Association's Quinn Prize

Canada Council Killam Research Fellow

Guggenheim Fellow

Leverhulme Visiting Professor

Killam Research Prize

Canadian Philosophical Association Essay Prize

American Society for Aesthetics Outstanding Monograph Prize

Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize

Lopes is chair-elect of the APA Board of Officers and President of the Canadian Philosophical Association. He also served on several editorial boards, notably of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and Estetica: European Journal of Aesthetics.