Dominic McIver Lopes

University Killam Professor
phone 604 822 5636
location_on Buchanan E367
Education

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


About

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 15:30–16:30 in BUCH E367

Teaching


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; aesthetic value; and the history of aesthetics in Europe and South Asia. I’m now working on a book entitled Aesthetic Injustice and co-authoring The Geography of Taste with Samantha Matherne, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.


Publications

Bernard Bolzano, Essays on Beauty and the Arts, ed. Dominic McIver Lopes, trans. Adam Bresnahan (Cambridge: Hackett, 2023)

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters, with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Les arts et les images: Dialogues avec Dominic Mciver Lopes, ed. Laure Blanc-Benon (Sorbonne Université Presses, 2019)

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

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

Four Arts of Photography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Beyond Art (Oxford University Press, 2014)

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

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

Understanding Pictures (Oxford University Press, 1996).


Awards

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

American Philosophical Association 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 of the APA Board of Officers and past president of the American Society for Aesthetics and the Canadian Philosophical Association. He also serves 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

University Killam Professor
phone 604 822 5636
location_on Buchanan E367
Education

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


About

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 15:30–16:30 in BUCH E367

Teaching


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; aesthetic value; and the history of aesthetics in Europe and South Asia. I’m now working on a book entitled Aesthetic Injustice and co-authoring The Geography of Taste with Samantha Matherne, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.


Publications

Bernard Bolzano, Essays on Beauty and the Arts, ed. Dominic McIver Lopes, trans. Adam Bresnahan (Cambridge: Hackett, 2023)

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters, with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Les arts et les images: Dialogues avec Dominic Mciver Lopes, ed. Laure Blanc-Benon (Sorbonne Université Presses, 2019)

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

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

Four Arts of Photography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Beyond Art (Oxford University Press, 2014)

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

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

Understanding Pictures (Oxford University Press, 1996).


Awards

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

American Philosophical Association 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 of the APA Board of Officers and past president of the American Society for Aesthetics and the Canadian Philosophical Association. He also serves 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

University Killam Professor
phone 604 822 5636
location_on Buchanan E367
Education

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

About keyboard_arrow_down

Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 15:30–16:30 in BUCH E367
Teaching keyboard_arrow_down
Research keyboard_arrow_down

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; aesthetic value; and the history of aesthetics in Europe and South Asia. I’m now working on a book entitled Aesthetic Injustice and co-authoring The Geography of Taste with Samantha Matherne, Mohan Matthen, and Bence Nanay.

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Bernard Bolzano, Essays on Beauty and the Arts, ed. Dominic McIver Lopes, trans. Adam Bresnahan (Cambridge: Hackett, 2023)

Aesthetic Life and Why It Matters, with Bence Nanay and Nick Riggle (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Les arts et les images: Dialogues avec Dominic Mciver Lopes, ed. Laure Blanc-Benon (Sorbonne Université Presses, 2019)

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

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

Four Arts of Photography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Beyond Art (Oxford University Press, 2014)

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

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

Understanding Pictures (Oxford University Press, 1996).

Awards keyboard_arrow_down

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

American Philosophical Association 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 keyboard_arrow_down

Lopes is chair of the APA Board of Officers and past president of the American Society for Aesthetics and the Canadian Philosophical Association. He also serves 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.