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Visual Representation and Taxonomy

  • Hugh Clapin
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Abstract

How ought we classify visual representation? Is there any reason to suppose that information made available through the eyes is represented in a different kind of way to information made available to the ears, or to touch? In this paper I will explore whether, for the purposes of cognitive science, a useful representational taxonomy will give a special place to visual representation. In particular, I argue that pictures are not a good exemplar of the ‘iconic’ genus of representation.

Keywords

Visual Representation Scale Model Logical Scheme Compositional Semantic Share Structure 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh Clapin
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  1. 1.School of PhilosophyThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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