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Wollheim on Pictorial Representation

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay was written as a contribution to a symposium in honour of the distinguished aesthetician Richard Wollheim, and begins with a sympathetic summary of his highly influential account of ... More


Fleshing Out and Seeing‐in

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.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

With some sense of the relation between bare-bones content and fleshed-out content on the table, this chapter answers four important questions. First, why do we flesh out the contents of pictures in ... More


Seeing Things in Pictures

John H. Brown

in Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Everyone recognizes that viewers can see things in art‐grade pictures other than their proper, pictorial subjects. Theories of depiction devise criteria by which ‘correct’ interpretation of pictures ... More


On Looking at 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/9780199556175.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter begins with an exposition and critique of Ernst Gombrich's illusionistic theory of the experience of realistic pictures. It then modulates to its main theme — a critical examination of ... More


Picture Perception as Twofold Experience

Katerina Bantinaki

in Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The aim in this chapter is to provide an intelligible conception of the notion of twofoldness that Richard Wollheim has used in his account of seeing‐in in order to describe the phenomenological ... More


Inflected Pictorial Experience: Its Treatment and Significance

Robert Hopkins

in Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Some (Podro, Lopes) think that sometimes our experience of pictures is ‘inflected’. What we see in these pictures involves, somehow, an awareness of features of their design. This chapter clarifies ... More


Inflected and Uninflected Experience of Pictures

Bence Nanay

in Philosophical Perspectives on Depiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585960
eISBN:
9780191723490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585960.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

It has been argued that picture perception is sometimes, but not always, ‘inflected’. Sometimes each of the two aspects of the twofold experience of seeing‐in influences the other such that the ... More


Depiction and Vision

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/9780199272037.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, two theories that offer alternative characterizations of the relationship between viewers’ experiences of pictures and ordinary visual perception are explored: illusion theory and ... More


PRETENCE AND RATIONALITY: THE CASE OF NON‐HUMAN ANIMALS

Gregory Currie

in Arts and Minds

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256280
eISBN:
9780191601712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256284.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Argues that pretence is one clear indication of rationality. Makes a suggestion about the kind of evidence of pretence in animals we should be looking for. This suggestion makes claims about pretence ... More


An Empathic Eye

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199539956
eISBN:
9780191730931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539956.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As the powerful and persistent impact of photojournalism shows, people respond empathically to scenes in images and to the emotions that those scenes express. Without question, looking at images ... More


Aesthetic Perception

Jennifer Church

in Possibilities of Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678440
eISBN:
9780191757945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Perceiving something as an artwork usually requires a kind of ‘seeing-in’—seeing past surfaces to what is represented and/or to what is expressed. This gives artworks a kind of double identity that ... More


Seeing Depicted Space (Or Not)

Mikael Pettersson

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

What is it to see something in a picture? Most accounts of pictorial experience—or, to use Richard Wollheim's term, ‘seeing-in’—seek, in various ways, to explain it in terms of how pictures somehow ... More


Beyond the Present

Colin Marshall

in Compassionate Moral Realism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809685
eISBN:
9780191846953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809685.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that subjects can be in touch with things outside their immediate environment, and applies this conclusion to compassion. Three cases of being in touch with spatial properties are ... More


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