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Percevoir l'expression emotionelle dans les object inanimés

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
Issue number1
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)129-139
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


Amongst inanimate objects, it is generally accepted that at least some art forms, such as music and painting, are capable of being genuinely expressive of emotion, even though it is difficult to understand exactly how. In contrast, although expressive properties can be attributed to non-artworks, such as natural objects or wine, it has often been claimed that such objects cannot be genuinely expressive. Focussing on wine, I argue that once we understand properly the nature of expressiveness, if we allow that music can be expressive there is no good reason to withold the ability to be genuinely expressive from wine.