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Fleshing Out and Seeing‐in

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.003.0010
 Fleshing Out and Seeing‐in

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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 the way that we do? Second, what is the source of explicit non-commitment in fleshed-out content? Third, how and why do we flesh out pictures’ bare-bones contents consistently as we change the position from which we view pictures? And finally, anamorphic pictures challenge the answers offered to the first three questions, so how should the current account handle them? This completes the account of pictorial content and picture perception.

Keywords: Gombrich; Wollheim; viewpoint-independence; bare-bones content; fleshed-out content; anamorphic; viewpoint; seeing-in

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Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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