Resemblance and misrepresentation

Mind 103 (412):421-438 (1994)
Abstract
One problem faced by resemblance views of depiction is posed by the misrepresentation. Another is to specify the respect in which pictures resemble their objects. To isolate the first, I discuss resemblance in the context of sculpture, where the solution to the second is, prima facie, obvious. The point of appealing to resemblance is to explain how the representation has the content it does. In the case of misrepresenting sculptures, this means appealing to resemblance, not between the sculpture and the object represented as it actually is, but between the former and the latter as it is represented as being. Anxiety that this move empties the view of content can be met by framing carefully the questions that resemblance views should seek to answer.
Keywords Representation  Resemblance  Depiction  Sculpture  Misrepresentation  Caricature
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DOI 10.1093/mind/103.412.421
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