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Verity

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.003.0012
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This chapter and the next focus on pictorial realism, with an aim towards responding to some objections to the structural account of depiction. One important aspect of realism is verity: pictures are veritable to the extent that they represent objects true to our conceptions of them. This is an unpopular way to think of pictorial realism, but it turns out that verity does a better job of accounting for realism in general than many have thought it could. This undercuts some of the motivation for other accounts of realism, discussed in the next chapter.

Keywords: realism; variety; verity; concept; conception; recognition; linear perspective; irrealism; intra-systemic

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Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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