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Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction
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Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Catharine Abell and Katerina Bantinaki

Abstract

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 book of specially written chapters by leading philosophers offers to set the agenda for 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.

Keywords: pictures, depiction, nature of depiction, value of depiction, perceptual processes, interpreting pictures, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199585960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catharine Abell, editor
University of Manchester
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Katerina Bantinaki, editor
University of Crete
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