Title

The lazy person’s approach to depiction

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Volume

73

Issue

2

First Page

95

Last Page

104

Abstract

It has been argued (for example, by Nelson Goodman and John Hyman) that ‘depicts’ and similar terms such as ‘is a picture of’ and ‘represents’ are semantically ambiguous: sometimes they are two-place predicates expressing a relation, and sometimes they are not. This article takes issue with this claim and develops an alternative theory according to which the ambiguity in question is pragmatic rather than semantic.

Print ISSN

00218529

E-ISSN

15406245

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

De Clercq, R. (2015). The lazy person’s approach to depiction. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 73(2), 95-104. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jaac.12141/abstract