Abstract
Our aim in this essay is to take a look at cartoons under philosophical light. What are some of the similarities between philosophy and the art of cartooning? In what ways can cartoons be helpful to philosophy? What are some of the problems cartoons pose for philosophy? Perhaps the most basic philosophical question concerning cartoons is, “What is a cartoon?”. We argue that it is not easy to pin down necessary and sufficient conditions for something being a cartoon. We defend the view that cartoons form a class whose members are interconnected with the Wittgensteinian “family resemblance” relations. We then look into the problems involved in finding a connectionist parallel-processing correlate of the Wittgensteinian notion in the context of cartoons.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Continental Philosophy
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 2148-7898
DOI 10.5840/kilikya20163313
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 52,973
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Cartoons and Consequences.David Benatar - 2008 - Think 6 (17-18):53-57.
Freedom of Expression in an Age of Cartoon Wars.Lars Tønder - 2011 - Contemporary Political Theory 10 (2):255-272.
Underdetermination.P. Kyle Stanford - 2009 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Meeting Objections To The Danish Cartoons Of Muhammed.David Mcnaron - 2008 - Florida Philosophical Review 8 (1):51-80.
Some of FI's Best Ever Cartoons.[author unknown] - 2000 - Free Inquiry 20.
Puns and Cartoons.D. Lessard - 1991 - Semiotica 85 (1-2):73-89.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-11-15

Total views
7 ( #973,139 of 2,344,116 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #514,058 of 2,344,116 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes