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Resemblance and Representation

An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures

It's a platitude - which only a philosopher would dream of denying - that whereas words are connected to what they represent merely by arbitrary conventions, pictures are connected to what they represent by resemblance. The most important difference between my portrait and my name, for example, is that whereas my portrait and I are connected by my portrait's resemblance to me, my name and I are connected merely by an arbitrary convention. The first aim of this book is to defend this platit...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2014
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 29 novembre 2016
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781783740727
  • EAN électronique : 9782821876194
  • Nombre de pages : x + 212 p.

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