Photography (as a Veridical Representation) Experience and Possibility

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Português
Estado: 
Em curso
Grupo de investigacao: 
Teoria das Artes
Tipologia: 
Mestrado, Doutoramento e Pós-Doutoramento
Investigador principal: 
Alexandra Beleza Moreira
Resumo: 

This research focus on the cognitive processes involved in experience of the photographic image and, more precisely, in the experience of the photographic image as a veridical representation. It will also seek to determine the type of knowledge conveyed by the photographic image as a veridical representation.The type of knowledge conveyed to us by the photographic image as a veridical representation requires a comprehensive approach to the specific type of experience it embodies. The experience of an observer of a photographic image which is a veridical representation is not confined to identifying visual percepts represented in the image and corresponding them to the photographed object or event. His experience also encompasses another type of cognitive representations which produces the expectation that the representation is indeed veridical. And these expectations also determine the photographic image knowledge. That is why the photographic image has traditionally been regarded by those who observe it as being epistemically superior to other veridical representations. An unrestricted understanding of the type of knowledge embodied in it must be based on an equally unrestricted approach to the experience of the image. Hence the need to complement the epistemic approach with a phenomenological approach.

Atividades e calendario: 

Data de início: 2008
Data de conclusão: Janeiro de 2014
Financiamento: FCT (SFRH / BD / 35510 / 2008)

Sumario: 

This research focus on the cognitive processes involved in experience of the photographic image and, more precisely, in the experience of the photographic image as a veridical representation. It will also seek to determine the type of knowledge conveyed by the photographic image as a veridical representation.
09/2008 to 01/2014