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    Pictures have propositional content

    Grzankowski, Alex (2015) Pictures have propositional content. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 6 (1), pp. 151-163. ISSN 1878-5158.

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    Although philosophers of art and aesthetics regularly appeal to a notion of ‘pictorial content’, there is little agreement over its nature. The present paper argues that pictures have propositional contents. This conclusion is reached by considering a style of argument having to do with the phenomenon of negation intended to show that pictures must have some kind of non-propositional content. I first offer reasons for thinking that arguments of that type fail. Second, I show that when properly understood, such arguments can in fact be turned on their heads and shown to support the propositionalist position.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Perceptual Experience, Propositional Attitude, Propositional Content, Declarative Sentence, Sentential Operator
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 06:56
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:40


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