Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures

2016.09.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Blumson, Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures, Open Book, 2015, 209pp., $23.41 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.09.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Blumson, Resemblance and Representation: An Essay in the Philosophy of Pictures, Open Book, 2015, 209pp., $23.41 (pbk), ISBN 9781783740727. Reviewed by Valeria Giardino, Université de Lorraine The name of the author of Resemblance and Representation is 'Ben Blumson'. It seems obvious that this is the case because there is an arbitrary convention stipulating the connection between the physical person being the author of the book and his name and surname; alternatively, a picture of Ben Blumson would be as such only if it resembles the author of Resemblance and Representation's physical appearance. This is the 'platitude' Blumson starts with: as he declares in the opening lines of the Introduction, his first aim will be to defend it from the objections of philosophers. Apparently, he suggests, only philosophers would dream of denying such a claim (which is incidentally not a reason to reject their. . .

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