Roman Frigg and Matthew Hunter, "Beyond Mimesis and Convention: Representation in Art and Science (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science)"
Publisher: Springer| ISBN: 9048138507 | edition 2010 | PDF | 291 pages | 2,6 mb
Representation is a concern crucial to the sciences and the arts alike. Scientists devote substantial time to devising and exploring representations of all kinds. From photographs and computer-generated images to diagrams, charts, and graphs; from scale models to abstract theories, representations are ubiquitous in, and central to, science. Likewise, after spending much of the twentieth century in proverbial exile as abstraction and Formalist aesthetics reigned supreme, representation has returned with a vengeance to contemporary visual art.