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On outlining the shape of depiction

Ratio 18 (1):27–38 (2005)

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  1. Explaining Depiction : Recent Debates in the Philosophy of Pictorial Representation.Chi Kei Leung - unknown
    This thesis begins with a succinct survey of theories of depiction and then turns to two highly influential contemporary philosophical accounts, namely, the aspect-recognition theory proposed by Dominic McIver Lopes, and Robert Hopkins’s experienced resemblance theory. The latter two theories of pictorial representation are presented in detail before objections to both accounts are presented and assessed. One of the central contentions of the thesis is that the aspect-recognition theory succumbs to a number of serious objections. First of all, this account (...)
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  • The Epistemic Misuse & Abuse of Pictorial Caricature.Christy Mag Uidhir - 2013 - American Philosophical Quarterly 50 (2):137-152.
    I claim that caricature is an epistemically defective depiction. More precisely, when employed in service to some epistemic uptake, I claim that caricature can have a non-negligible epistemic effect only for a less than ideally rational audience with certain cognitive biases. An ideally rational audience, however, would take all caricature to be what I refer to as fairground caricature, i.e., an interesting or entertaining form of depiction that is at best only trivially revelatory. I then argue that any medium (or (...)
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  • Depiction.John Hyman & Katerina Bantinaki - 2017 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  • Pictorial Representation.John Kulvicki - 2006 - Philosophy Compass 1 (6):535–546.
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  • Ben Blumson, Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2014, 206 Pp., £17.95 , ISBN 9781783740727. [REVIEW]Jiri Benovsky - 2015 - Dialectica 69 (2):254-258.
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