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On Images: Their Structure and Content

John V. Kulvicki

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that what it is to be a picture does not fundamentally concern how such representations can be perceived, but how they relate to one another syntactically and semantically. This kind ... More


The Gestural Origin of Language

David F. Armstrong and Sherman E. Wilcox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195163483
eISBN:
9780199867523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163483.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book uses evidence from and about sign languages to explore the origins of language as we know it today. According to the model presented in this book, it is sign, not spoken languages, that is ... More


Aesthetic Essays

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book contains a selection of essays on aesthetics, some of which have been revised or added to. A number of the essays are aimed at the abstract heart of aesthetics, attempting to solve a cluster ... More


Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Catharine Abell and Katerina Bantinaki (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

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 ... More


Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts

Louis-Georges Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195315059
eISBN:
9780199871995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315059.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the history of evidentiary film and video in United States Courts. Case-law and other documents trace the development of rules for the use and interpretation of moving images ... More


Mimesis

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images: Their Structure and Content

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290758
eISBN:
9780191604010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929075X.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the range of pictorial representation. It considers many kinds of projective systems and shows how they all manage to satisfy the conditions set forth in Chapters 2 and 3 for ... More


Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realism: Essays on Wilfrid Sellars

Willem A. deVries (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573301
eISBN:
9780191722172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573301.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

These chapters in this book were written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wilfrid Sellars's essay ‘Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind’, a landmark of 20th-century philosophy. Ranging widely ... More


Understanding Pictures

Dominic Lopes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272037
eISBN:
9780191699566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

There are many ways to picture the world—Australian x-ray pictures, cubist collages, Amerindian split-style figures, and pictures in two-point perspective each draw attention to different features of ... More


Pictures

Marie McGinn

in Elucidating the ‘Tractatus’: Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Logic and Language

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199244447
eISBN:
9780191714146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter looks at Wittgenstein’s investigation of the logic of portrayal insofar as it is concerned with a completely general notion of pictures. At TLP 2.181, he introduces the idea of a special ... More


Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Dominic McIver Lopes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277346
eISBN:
9780191602641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277346.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Pictures are vehicles for seeing-in—they enable us to see scenes in marked surfaces. However, seeing-in takes several forms. In some cases, the scene is seen together with the marked surface, and, in ... More


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