Philosophical Studies 171 (3):471-491 (2014)

Alon Chasid
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
The central thesis (CT) that this paper upholds is that a picture depicts an object by generating in those who view the picture a visual experience of that object. I begin by presenting a brief sketch of intentionalism, the theory of perception in terms of which I propose to account for pictorial experience. I then discuss Richard Wollheim’s twofoldness thesis and explain why it should be rejected. Next, I show that the socalled unique phenomenology of pictorial experience is simply an instance of perceptual indeterminacy. Lastly, I discuss a phenomenon associated with pictures that could be considered a problem for CT, and account for it by invoking the thesis that visual experience is cognitively penetrable
Keywords Pictorial experience  Perceptual experience  Intentionalism  Indeterminacy  Cognitive penetrability
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