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Perceiving Images and Styles

Nathaniel Goldberg    Washington and Lee University, USA    

Chris Gavaler    Washington and Lee University, USA    



Marks individually or in combination constitute images that represent objects. How do those images represent those objects? Marks vary in style, both between and within images. Images also vary in style. How do those styles relate to each other and to the objects that those images represent? Referencing a diverse range of images, we answer the first question with a response-dependence theory of image representation derived from Mark Johnston, differentiating Lockean primary qualities of marks from secondary qualities of images. We answer the second question with a perceptual theory of style derived from Paul Grice, differentiating physical style from image style, and representing conventionally from representing conversationally.

30 Giugno 2021
11 Febbraio 2021

Keywords: ImplicatureRepresentationImageResponse-dependenceStyle

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