On looking through Wollheim’s bifocals: depiction, twofolded seeing and the trompe-l’œil

Kemp, G. (2018) On looking through Wollheim’s bifocals: depiction, twofolded seeing and the trompe-l’œil. British Journal of Aesthetics, 58(4), pp. 435-447. (doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayy031)

Kemp, G. (2018) On looking through Wollheim’s bifocals: depiction, twofolded seeing and the trompe-l’œil. British Journal of Aesthetics, 58(4), pp. 435-447. (doi:10.1093/aesthj/ayy031)

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Abstract

Richard Wollheim was hardly alone in supposing that his account of pictorial depiction implies that a trompe-l’œil is not a depiction. I recommend removing this apparent implication by inserting a Kant-style version of aspect-perception into his account. I characterize the result as Neo-Wollheimian and retain the centrality of Wollheim’s notion of twofoldedness in the theory of depiction, but I demote it to a contingent feature of depictions and I criticize his employment of it for determining the category of both the trompe-l’œil and depictions in general.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kemp, Dr Gary
Authors: Kemp, G.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:British Journal of Aesthetics
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0007-0904
ISSN (Online):1468-2842
Published Online:01 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 British Journal of Aesthetics
First Published:First published in British Journal of Aesthetics 58(4): 435-447
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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