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Perceiving Pictures

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.003.0011
 Perceiving Pictures

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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 Flint Schier and Dominic Lopes, and the experienced resemblance view due to Robert Hopkins. Though the present account sides with Lopes overall, Hopkins has captured something important about how we come to know pictures’ contents.

Keywords: Hopkins; Lopes; Schier; recognition; experienced resemblance; perception; outline shape; psychological priority; epistemological priority

Chapter.  5874 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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