Journal article

Projection, Recognition, and Pictorial Diversity

Andrew Inkpin

THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2016

Abstract

This article focuses on the difficulty for a general theory of depiction of providing a notion of pictorial content that accommodates the full diversity of picture types. The article begins by introducing two basic models of pictorial content using paradigmatic positions that maximize the ability of the respective models to deal with pictorial diversity. Kulvicki's On Images is interpreted as a generalized projection-based model which proposes a scene-centred notion of pictorial content. By contrast, Lopes's aspect-recognition theory, in Understanding Pictures, is taken to exemplify a recognition-based model of pictorial content. It is then considered how applicable these two notions of pict..

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