Edited by Kemp, GaryEdited by Mras, Gabriele M.
Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent and resemble things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential argument that pictorial representation is about... 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard Wollheim. We can see a passing cloud as a rabbit, but we also see a rabbit in the clouds. 'Seeing-in' is also an important imaginative act of the kind employed by Leonardo s pupils when he told them to see what they could for example, battle scenes in a wall of cracked plaster. This collection examines the idea of 'seeing-in' as it appears primarily in the work of Wollheim but also its origins in the work of Wittgenstein. An international roster of contributors examine topics such as the contrast between seeing-in and seeing-as; the idea that all perception is conceptual or propositional; the metaphor of figure and ground, central to the notion of 'two-foldedness'; and the relation between art and emotion. Wollheim, Wittgenstein and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in also includes a foreword by Bruno Wollheim and a substantial introduction by the editors. It will be essential reading for students and scholars of aesthetics and philosophy of art as well as related subjects such as philosophy of mind and art theory.Read more
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Gary Kemp is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is the author of Quine versus Davidson: Truth, Reference and Meaning (2012), and What is this thing called Philosophy of Language? (Routledge, 2013). Gabriele M. Mras is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the WU Vienna, Austria. Her writings include Naturalismus, Reduktion und die Bedingungen von Gedanken (2002) and Wahrheit, Gedanke, Subjekt (2001), and she is co-editor of Conceptus: Journal of Philosophy.
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