Article first published online: 15 SEP 2006
Volume 1, Issue 6, pages 535–546, November 2006
How to Cite
Kulvicki, J. (2006), Pictorial Representation. Philosophy Compass, 1: 535–546. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2006.00036.x
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2006
- Philosophy Compass 1/6 (2006): 535–546, 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2006.00036.x
Maps, notes, descriptions, diagrams, flowcharts, photographs, paintings, and prints, all, in one way or another, manage to be about things or stand for them. This article looks at three ways in which philosophers have explained the way that pictures represent the world. It starts by describing some leading perceptual accounts and then surveys contemporary content and structural alternatives.