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Introduction

Dominic Lopes

in Understanding Pictures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272037
eISBN:
9780191699566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272037.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

How do pictures represent? The intuitive concept of a picture runs something like ‘a two-dimensional representation that looks like what it represents’. However, the idea that ‘looking like’ explains ... More


Visual Reference

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The visual guidance of bodily motion is conducted by a system, here entitled ‘motion-guiding vision‘, that is separate from the system that furnishes us with visual qualia. The latter is called ... More


Pictorial Representation and Psychology

Derek Matravers

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This paper examines the views of a philosophical aesthetician who was sympathetic to psychology: Richard Wollheim. It is divided into three parts. The first gives an account of Wollheim’s views on ... More


Pictures

Dominic Gregory

in Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653737
eISBN:
9780191761294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter relates the book’s theory of distinctively sensory content to some major themes in recent philosophical work on pictorial representation. It argues that the recent focus in the ... More


The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Elisabeth Schellekens and Peter Goldie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This collection of original essays from leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines engages with a number of issues concerning ‘the aesthetic mind’. It is the only collection which ... More


Fictional Duration and Motion: Discrete or Continuous?

Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne

in Time in Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199675319
eISBN:
9780191819674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675319.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The representation of duration and of motion in visual fictions is considered. A norm of duration is introduced, which leads to a characterization of what it takes to represent motion as continuous ... More


“Hot Spots” and Dynamic Coordination in Gestalt Perception

Ilona Kovács

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter examines dynamic coordination in Gestalt perception by focusing on the problem of accumulating local errors and the trade-off between spatial and temporal resolution in pictorial ... More


Mappae Mundi Medievalis

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mappae mundi of the middle ages carry meanings far beyond the conventional conceptions of mapping. The prime function of the medieval map was not to record exact geographical facts but to imitate ... More


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