The Problem of Thick Representation

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The purpose of this paper is twofold: to define the problem of thick representation and to show that the problem is a puzzle for representation rather than a puzzle for a specific art form or art, in general, as has previously been suggested. In the course of identifying and formulating the problem, I shall demonstrate why the solution proposed thus far fails to solve either the artistic problem at which it is aimed or the representational problem I define. I conclude by indicating two promising directions in which a solution might be found and by explaining the philosophical and critical significance of finding a solution.
Original languageEnglish
JournalContemporary Aesthetics
Volume16
Early online date2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2018

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  • art
  • cognitive value
  • literature
  • painting
  • representation

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The Problem of Thick Representation. / McGregor, Rafe.

In: Contemporary Aesthetics, Vol. 16, 2018.

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