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Goodman's Progress

John V. Kulvicki

in On Images

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290758
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604010 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019929075X.003.0002
 Goodman's Progress

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With the worries about Goodman on the table, this chapter introduces an alternative set of conditions: a modified form of Goodman’s relative repleteness, syntactic sensitivity, and semantic richness. These three are necessary for a representational system to be pictorial and they make no reference to the perception of pictures, but they are not sufficient for a representational system to be pictorial. They accommodate digital pictures comfortably, but are much too broad to capture what makes pictures pictures.

Keywords: syntactically relevant properties; relative repleteness; syntactic sensitivity; semantic richness; digital; analog

Chapter.  5540 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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