Is There Really Something Which Might Be Called a 'Self-Demonstrating Picture' : Even Within Scientific Imagery? Some Observations on a Double Illusion of Communication

Torsten Weimarck

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I will propose some ideas about such pictures claiming to be self-demonstrating or selfillustrating, mostly using some classical anatomy illustrations. Based on these you may say that the anatomy seems to create a remarkable, realistic pictorial code, which casts together in one single, selfdemonstrating shape, an object of knowledge with the properties of the natural object itself. This is the paradox of the self-demonstrating picture’s double illusion of communication: on the one hand it seems to be a picture of the natural appearance of the object, but on the other it is, in fact, simultaneously a depiction of a cognitive concept, a visual name of this object. It is a conditional and man-made classification, which is embodied into the body itself.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationIdeas in History. Journal of the Nordic Society in the History of Ideas
RedaktörerBen Dorfman
FörlagMuseum Tusculanum Press
Sidor71-87
Antal sidor17
VolymVol. 5
StatusPublished - 2012
EvenemangThe Image in Science: Infrequently Asked Questions. Responses of the humanities to visualism in science. - Lund University
Varaktighet: 2009 nov 6 → …

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NummerNo. 1-2, 2010/11
VolymVol. 5
ISSN (tryckt)1890-1832

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KonferensThe Image in Science: Infrequently Asked Questions. Responses of the humanities to visualism in science.
Period2009/11/06 → …

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The paper is accepted to be published in the journal Ideas in History.

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