Internal and external pictures
Authors: Abell, Catherine; Currie, Gregory
Source: Philosophical Psychology, Volume 12, Number 4, 1 December 1999 , pp. 429-445(17)
Abstract:What do pictures and mental images have in common? The contemporary tendency to reject mental picture theories of imagery suggests that the answer is: not much. We show that pictures and visual imagery have something important in common. They both contribute to mental simulations: pictures as inputs and mental images as outputs. But we reject the idea that mental images involve mental pictures, and we use simulation theory to strengthen the anti-pictorialist's case. Along the way we try to account for caricature and for some basic features of pictorial representations.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1999