Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Hardcover | August 8, 2010

EditorCatharine Abell, Katerina Bantinaki

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Pictures are representations that depict their objects. Although depiction plays as important a role as language in contemporary culture and communication, its function is relatively poorly understood. This volume of specially written essays by leading philosophers offers to set the agendafor the philosophy of depiction. It addresses a wide range of philosophical issues, concerning the nature and value of depiction, the role of our perceptual processes in interpreting pictures, and the role of depiction in everyday communication.

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Pictures are representations that depict their objects. Although depiction plays as important a role as language in contemporary culture and communication, its function is relatively poorly understood. This volume of specially written essays by leading philosophers offers to set the agendafor the philosophy of depiction. It addresses...

Catharine Abell is a philosopher at the University of Manchester. Her research interests lie predominantly in aesthetics, particularly in the philosophy of the representational arts. They include the nature and value of depictive representation; its role in communication and its relation to linguistic representation; expression and in...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 8, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Catharine Abell and Katerina Bantinaki: Introduction1. John Kulvicki: Pictorial Diversity2. Dominic McIver Lopes: Picture This: Demonstrative Reference Through Pictures3. Catharine Abell: The Epistemic Value of Photographs4. John Dilworth: Depictive Seeing and Double Content5. Katerina Bantinaki: Pictorial Perception as Twofold Experience6. Robert Hopkins: Inflected Pictorial Experience: Its Treatment and Significance7. Bence Nanay: Inflected and Uninflected Experience of Pictures8. John H. Brown: Seeing Things in PicturesIndex