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On ImagesTheir Structure and Content$
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John V. Kulvicki

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290758

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/019929075X.001.0001

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Verity

Verity

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(p.211) 11 Verity
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On Images
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John V. Kulvicki (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019929075X.003.0012

This chapter and the next focus on pictorial realism, with an aim towards responding to some objections to the structural account of depiction. One important aspect of realism is verity: pictures are veritable to the extent that they represent objects true to our conceptions of them. This is an unpopular way to think of pictorial realism, but it turns out that verity does a better job of accounting for realism in general than many have thought it could. This undercuts some of the motivation for other accounts of realism, discussed in the next chapter.

Keywords:   realism, variety, verity, concept, conception, recognition, linear perspective, irrealism, intra-systemic

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