Pictorial Experience and Seeing

Newall, Michael (2009) Pictorial Experience and Seeing. British Journal of Aesthetics, 49 (2). pp. 129-141. ISSN 0007-0904. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper proposes that pictorial experience, the experience that pictures give rise to when we understand them, involves the non-veridical experience of seeing the picture’s subject matter. Using phenomenological analysis and material from philosophy of mind and perceptual psychology, it argues that both pictorial experience lacking awareness of the picture surface, such as illusion, and pictorial experience that includes this awareness, i.e. seeing-in, should be understood in this way.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > History and Philosophy of Art
Depositing User: Michael Newall
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 11:44
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 08:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31630 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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