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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


Transparency

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.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Intuitively, pictures resemble what they depict. This chapter explains the role of resemblance in depiction, given the structural account presented in Chapters 2 and 3. Mimesis is defined as a ... More


Representation and Resemblance

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/9780199272037.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Resemblance and pictures are intuitively linked together. Some design-subject resemblances are obviously representation-dependent. The resemblance theory holds that people understand what pictures ... More


Perceiving Pictures

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.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter shows that the account of picture perception and pictorial content sheds light on the debate between the two most popular theories of picture perception: the recognition theory due to ... More


The Uses of Sense: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language

Charles Travis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245871
eISBN:
9780191598630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Uses of Sense presents a reading of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, concentrating on themes concerning representation, truth, and objectivity. It offers a particular ... More


Representation Of, Representation As

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Resemblance is certainly not the be all and end all of representation. Even when representation is not purely symbolic, distortion and unlikeness can play a crucial role in how the representing is ... More


Conceptualizing Simulation Theory

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter clarifies the notion of simulation and explores the relationship between simulating and theorizing. Generic simulation is the resemblance or imitation of one thing by another, so mental ... More


What is a Lollard?: Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589043
eISBN:
9780191594564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589043.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

What is a lollard? Generations of historians and propagandists, bishops and inquisitors, theologians and polemicists have asked this question about the dissenters who began to trouble the English ... More


Introduction: Family Resemblances

J. Patrick Hornbeck II

in What is a Lollard?: Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589043
eISBN:
9780191594564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589043.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The etymology of the term lollard remains a source of dispute among scholars: was it coined in the heat of the academic controversies in the University of Oxford in which John Wyclif and his ... More


Imaging, Picturing, and Scaling

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278220
eISBN:
9780191707926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278220.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Resemblance comes in, not when we are answering the question — What is representation? — but rather when we address How does this or that representation represent, and how does it succeed? The ... More


The Look of a Picture

Malcolm Budd

in Aesthetic Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199556175
eISBN:
9780191721151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556175.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers an account of the way a picture looks when it is seen as a depiction of its subject. The account — a perceived-resemblance account — is based on the idea of seeing one thing as ... More


Paradoxes of Power: “The Way that the Kingdom Does It”

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the relationship between rabbinic execution and Roman execution, asking how the rabbinic experience of Roman execution may have shaped the Rabbis’ own laws of execution. It ... More


Words and Ideas

Kenneth P. Winkler

in Berkeley: An Interpretation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235095
eISBN:
9780191598685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235097.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the difference between two kinds of signs that Berkeley followed Locke in recognizing: words and ideas. I argue that Berkeley does not assume that ideas are images of things but ... More


Remembering one's Ancestors, Following in their Footsteps, being like them: The Role and Forms of Family Memory in the Building of Identity *

Catherine Baroin

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A Roman citizen of high birth must remember his ascendants' names and political career. This family memory is composed not only of knowledge, but of acts, because remembering one's forefathers ... More


Wax and Plaster Memories: Children in Elite and non-Elite Strategies *

Véronique Dasen

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Scattered and debated iconographical documents relate to the imagines maiorum, those wax portraits of office-holding ancestors which were kept in the homes of the elite. A number of plaster masks of ... More


Who Is Included?: Intersectionality, Metaphors, and the Multiplicity of Gender

Ann Garry

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Both traditional philosophy and feminist philosophy stand to gain in richness, inclusivity, and applicability to real life by reflecting intersectional analyses in their theories. I encourage such ... More


Legitimizing Appropriation

Robert Macfarlane

in Original Copy: Plagiarism and Originality in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199296507
eISBN:
9780191711916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296507.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that a shift in literary theory occurred as a result of certain common historical experiences. Wider cultural-historical developments pressed upon the literary idea of ... More


Berkeley's Attack on the Theory of Primary and Secondary Qualities

Georges Dicker

in Berkeley's Idealism: A Critical Examination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195381467
eISBN:
9780199897124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381467.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that while Berkeley's arguments against the theory of primary and secondary qualities may count against certain versions of the theory, they don't refute Locke's version, ... More


Religious Diversity: Familiar Problems, Novel Opportunities

Philip L. Quinn

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195138092
eISBN:
9780199835348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138090.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter surveys recent work on philosophical issues raised by religious diversity or pluralism. It focuses on four topics. The first is the epistemological challenge of religious diversity. ... More


Natus Æthiopus/Natus Albus

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A light-skinned woman gives birth to a dark child; a dark mother gives birth to a light child. In both cases, the husband has the same color as the mother. Aristotle utilized the story of the woman ... More


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