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Images

[Paperback]

by Usa) John Kulvicki (dartmouth College

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      October 2013

    • Weight

      346g

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      Product Description

      The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art.

      Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship between the observer and the observed? In this clear and stimulating introduction to the problem John V. Kulvicki explores these questions and more. He discusses:

      • the nature of pictorial experience and "seeing in"
      • recognition, resemblance, pretense, and structural theories of depiction
      • images as aids to scientific discovery and understanding
      • mental imagery and the nature of perceptual content
      • photographs as visual prostheses.

        In so doing he assesses central problems in the philosophy of images, such as how objects we make come to represent other things, and how we distinguish kinds of representation - pictures, diagrams, graphs - from one another. Essential reading for students and professional philosophers alike, the book also contains chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary.

      Specification

      • Book Format

        Paperback / softback

      • Publisher

        Routledge

      • Published

        October 2013

      • Weight

        346g

      • Dimensions

        155 x 232 x 18 mm

      • ISBN

        9780415557016

      • ISBN-10

        0415557011

      • Eden Code

        4827024

      More Information

      • ISBN: 9780415557016

      • Publisher: Routledge

      • Release Date: October 2013

      • Weight: 346g

      • Dimensions: 155 x 232 x 18 mm

      • Eden Code: 4827024


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