Picture Theory

Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation
Author: W. J. T. Mitchell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226532325
Category: Art
Page: 445
View: 490
What precisely, W. J. T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media.

Picture Theory

Author: Nicole Brossard
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550712186
Category: Fiction
Page: 195
View: 2487
A novel first published in French in 1982, 'Picture Theory' demonstrates Nicole Brossard's fiction théorique and her preoccupation with the difficulty of writing and reading woman. The title (taken from Wittgenstein) implies her reference to the hologram as a new pictorial model for woman; like the hologram which is intended to be read from an infinite number of changing conditions, Brossard's text abstracts the image of the feminine so that it can be read from all angles. Centred on four women, this novel of lesbian love moves from Curaçao to Montreal, from New York to Paris. Essentially, Picture Theory poses the question of what is a novel.

The Imagery Debate

Author: Michael Tye
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700733
Category: Philosophy
Page: 172
View: 4863
Michael Tye untangles the complex web of empirical and conceptual issues of the newlyrevived imagery debate in psychology between those that liken mental images to pictures and thosethat liken them to linguistic descriptions. He also takes into account longstanding philosophicalissues, to arrive at a comprehensive, up-to-date view and an original theory that provides answersto questions raised in both psychology and philosophy.Drawing on the insights of Stephen Kosslyn andthe work on vision of David Mart, Tye develops a new theory of mental imagery that includes anaccount of imagistic representation and also tackles questions about the phenomenal qualities ofmental images, image indeterminacy, the neurophysiolgical basis of imagery, and the causal relevanceof image content to behavior.Tye introduces the history of philosophical views on the nature ofmental imagery from Aristotle to Kant. He examines the reasons for the decline of picture theoriesof imagery and the use of alternative theories, the reemergence of the picture theory (with specialreference to the work of Stephen Kosslyn), and the contrasting view that mental images are innerlinguistic descriptions rather than pictorial representations. He then proposes his own theory ofimages interpreted as symbol-filled arrays in part like pictures and in part like linguisticdescriptions, addresses the issue of vagueness in some features of mental images, and argues thatimages need not have qualia to account for their phenomenological character. Tye concludes bydiscussing the questions of how images are physically realized in the brain and how the contents ofimages can be causally related to behavior.Michael Tye holds appointments in Philosophy at bothTemple University and Kings College, London.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Critical Assessments
Author: V. A. Shanker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415149471
Page: 351
View: 4938

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Language

Some Aspects of its Development
Author: James Bogen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317833392
Category: Philosophy
Page: 264
View: 1478
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory

Living Pictures
Author: Krešimir Purgar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317288904
Category: Art
Page: 296
View: 4004
W.J.T. Mitchell – one of the founders of visual studies – has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This book will help both students and seasoned scholars to understand key terms in visual studies – pictorial turn, metapictures, literary iconology, image/text, biopictures or living pictures, among many others – while systematically presenting the work of Mitchell as one of the discipline's founders and most prominent figures. As a special feature, the book includes three comprehensive, authoritative and theoretically relevant interviews with Mitchell that focus on different stages of development of visual studies and critical iconology.

Wittgenstein on Mind and Language

Author: David G. Stern
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195111478
Category: Philosophy
Page: 226
View: 8139
Drawing on ten years of research on the unpublished Wittgenstein papers, Stern investigates what motivated Wittgenstein's philosophical writing and casts new light on the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations. The book is an exposition of Wittgenstein's early conception of the nature of representation and how his later revision and criticism of that work led to a radically different way of looking at mind and language. It also explains how the unpublished manuscripts and typescripts were put together and why they often provide better evidence of the development of his ideas than can be found in his published writing. In doing so, the book traces the development of a number of central themes in Wittgenstein's philosophy, including his conception of philosophical method, the picture theory of meaning, the limits of language, the application of language to experience, his treatment of private language, and what he called the "flow of life." Arguing that Wittgenstein's views are often much more simple (and more radical) than we have been led to believe, Wittgenstein on Mind and Language provides an overview of the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy and brings to light aspects of his philosophy that have been almost universally neglected.

Getting the Picture

The Ekphrastic Principle in Twentieth-century Spanish Poetry
Author: Margaret Helen Persin
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838753354
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 257
View: 4984
This book takes a probing look at how Spanish poets of the twentieth century read objects of visual art, write poems that utilize the discursive strategy known as ekphrasis, and how, in turn, they are read by those texts. As a result of their reading practices, the artistic works "read" by the poets are inscribed in the poets' own texts, and in a variety of ways. This analysis sheds light on the poets' own distinctive stance toward many primary issues, such as textuality, representation, language, power, ideology, literature, and art.

Essays on Wittgenstein's Tractatus

Author: Irving M. Copi,Robert W. Beard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317831381
Category: Philosophy
Page: 414
View: 1719
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Studies in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein

Author: Peter Winch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317831322
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 541
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition

Author: Dale Jacquette
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557531049
Category: Philosophy
Page: 356
View: 7339
Wittgenstein's Thought in Transition offers a detailed exposition of Wittgenstein's philosophy as a continuous engagement with a single set of problems. Dale Jacquette argues that the key to understanding the transition in Wittgenstein's thought is his 1929 essay "Some Remarks on Logical Form," which is reprinted in this book. Wittgenstein disowned the essay, then came to see its failure as refuting his early theory altogether and began to investigate the requirements of meaning with a new method that resulted in the characteristic innovations of his later period.

Controversy in Marketing Theory

For Reason, Realism, Truth, and Objectivity
Author: Shelby Hunt
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765640147
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 4388
In this book distinguished theorist and author Shelby D. Hunt analyzes the major controversies in the "philosophy debates" raging throughout the field of marketing. Using an historical approach, Hunt argues against relativism and for scientific realism as a philosophy for guiding marketing research and theory. He also shows how the pursuit of truth and objectivity in marketing research are both possible and desirable. Specific controversies analyzed in the book include: Does positivism dominate marketing research? Does positivism imply quantitive methods? Is relativism an appropriate foundation for marketing research? Does relativism imply pluralism, tolerance, and openness? Should marketing pursue the goal of objective research? An ideal companion to Hunt's classic text, Foundations of Marketing Theory, this volume will be equally useful on its own in any graduate level course on marketing theory.


Author: BUSTOS GUADAÑO Eduardo de
Publisher: Editorial UNED
ISBN: 8436268040
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 670
View: 2480
La filosofía del lenguaje, caracterizada en un sentido muy general, es la disciplina filosófica que se ocupa de las relaciones entre el lenguaje, el pensamiento y la realidad. Aunque el análisis de tales relaciones tiene una larga tradición filosófica, sólo a partir del siglo XX se ha convertido en una disciplina filosófica autónoma, pero vinculada a la utilización de la lógica y del análisis conceptual. El denominado “giro lingüístico” de comienzos del siglo XX la colocó de hecho en el centro de las diferentes disciplinas filosófica, al convertir el análisis del lenguaje en el instrumento metodológico fundamental de la tarea filosófica. El libro Filosofía del lenguaje constituye una exposición de los principales autores y cuestiones actuales en este campo, pero con un énfasis especial en destacar los precedentes históricos de la reflexión filosófica sobre el lenguaje. De acuerdo con los modelos didácticos de la UNED, la exposición de cada uno de los temas está acompañada por textos y ejercicios de autocomprobación, de tal modo que el alumno y el profesor tutor vean facilitada su labor.

The Theory of Science

Die Wissenschaftslehre oder Versuch einer Neuen Darstellung der Logik
Author: Bernard Bolzano
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520017870
Category: Logic
Page: 399
View: 391

Lagrangian Quantum Field Theory in Momentum Picture

Free Fields
Author: Bozhidar Zakhariev Iliev
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781604561708
Category: Science
Page: 289
View: 9511
The monograph is devoted to in-depth analysis of the Langrangian approach in momentum picture of motion to quantum free scalar, spinor and vector fields. The main purpose of the monograph is to suggest a new approach and analysis of known of problems which results in reestablishment of known facts and new results. Almost all considerations will be done in the momentum picture of motion instead of the standard representation in Heisenberg picture of motion. All calculations are given in full details and the hypotheses underlying the theory are explicitly formulated at the points when they are logically required.

Collected Papers on Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and History of Philosophy

Author: W. Stegmüller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940101132X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 294
View: 2792
These two volumes contain all of my articles published between 1956 and 1975 which might be of interest to readers in the English-speaking world. The first three essays in Vol. 1 deal with historical themes. In each case I have attempted a rational reconstruction which, as far as possible, meets con temporary standards of exactness. In The Problem of Universals Then and Now some ideas of W.V. Quine and N. Goodman are used to create a modem sketch of the history of the debate on universals beginning with Plato and ending with Hao Wang's System :E. The second article concerns Kant's Philosophy of Science. By analyzing his position vis-a-vis I. Newton, Christian Wolff, and D. Hume, it is shown that for Kant the very notion of empirical knowledge was beset with a funda mental logical difficulty. In his metaphysics of experience Kant offered a solution differing from all prior as well as subsequent attempts aimed at the problem of establishing a scientific theory. The last of the three historical papers utilizes some concepts of modem logic to give a precise account of Wittgenstein's so-called Picture Theory of Meaning. E. Stenius' interpretation of this theory is taken as an intuitive starting point while an intensional variant of Tarski's concept of a relational system furnishes a technical instrument. The concepts of model world and of logical space, together with those of homomorphism and isomorphism be tween model worlds and between logical spaces, form the conceptual basis of the reconstruction.

Main Currents in Contemporary German, British, and American Philosophy

Author: W. Stegmüller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401033757
Category: Philosophy
Page: 570
View: 3141

Focusing on Truth

Author: Lawrence E. Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113490794X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 1411
This book offers an introductory account of the central theories of truth. A wide range of theories, from those of correspondence and coherence to Tarski's semantic conception of truth are presented and assessed in order to profit from that which is of value in them. The authot proposes a new account which it is asserted is adequate to meet the legitimate demands made on the theory of truth.