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Workshop on Pictorial and Linguistic Representation (Oxford, Nov 2004)

Workshop on Pictorial and Linguistic Representation


Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton St

13th November 2004

Organizer: Jan Westerhoff

Recent philosophical research has demonstrated that issues in the theory
of representation are not just of interest in aesthetics but also have
important implications for other key areas of philosophy, such as the
philosophy of language, metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. The
present workshop will investigate in particular t he importance of the
difference between pictorial and linguistic representation. The talks will
also be of interest to researchers in related disciplines dealing with
problems of representation such as linguistics, logic, cognitive science,
and history of art.


9.30 - 11.00  Bjoern Jespersen (Leiden): Pictorial script
11.00 - 11.30 Tea
11.30 - 13.00 Robert Hopkins (Sheffield): Pictures, particulars and the
              structure of thought
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 16.00 Jan Westerhoff (Oxford): Logical relations between
16.00 - 16.30 Tea
16.30 - 18.00 John Hyman (Oxford): Realism and relativism in the theory
              of art

Further information about the workshop can be found at