Internal and external pictures

Philosophical Psychology 12 (4):429-445 (1999)
What do pictures and mental images have in common? The contemporary tendency to reject mental picture theories of imagery suggests that the answer is: not much. We show that pictures and visual imagery have something important in common. They both contribute to mental simulations: pictures as inputs and mental images as outputs. But we reject the idea that mental images involve mental pictures, and we use simulation theory to strengthen the anti-pictorialist's case. Along the way we try to account for caricature and for some basic features of pictorial representations
Keywords Aesthetics  Cognitive  External  Internal  Picture  Science
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DOI 10.1080/095150899105675
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