Philosophical Studies 149 (2):135 - 151 (2010)

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Ben Blumson
National University of Singapore
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This paper argues for a possible worlds theory of the content of pictures, with three complications: depictive content is centred, two-dimensional and structured. The paper argues that this theory supports a strong analogy between depictive and other kinds of representation and the platitude that depiction is mediated by resemblance.
Keywords Depiction  Content  Resemblance  Possible worlds  Two-dimensional semantics  Centred possible worlds  Propositions  David Lewis  Pictures  Possibility  Perspective
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9337-2
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