Defining depiction

British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (2):143-157 (2009)
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It is a platitude that whereas language is mediated by convention, depiction is mediated by resemblance. But this platitude may be attacked on the grounds that resemblance is either insufficient for or incidental to depictive representation. I defend common sense from this attack by using Grice's analysis of meaning to specify the non-incidental role of resemblance in depictive representation.
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Languages of Art.Goodman, Nelson
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