The Idea of a Universal Bildwissenschaft

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Title:The Idea of a Universal Bildwissenschaft
Creators:
Gaiger, Jason ; jason dot gaiger at rsa dot ox dot ac dot uk; The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Journal or Publication Title:
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 51, 2, pp. 208-230
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bildwissenschaft, visual studies, image science, art history

Abstract

The emergence of Bildwissenschaft (image science) as a new interdisciplinary formation that is intended to encompass all images calls for an analysis of the grounds on which the claim to universality can be upheld. I argue that whereas the lifting of scope restrictions imposes only a weak universality requirement, the identification of features that belong to the entire class of entities that are categorized as images imposes a strong universality requirement. Reflection on this issue brings into focus the distinctive character of Bildwissenschaft and the features that distinguish it not only from other related disciplines such as art history and visual studies, but also from recent work in the philosophy of the image.

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Title:The Idea of a Universal Bildwissenschaft
Creators:
Gaiger, Jason ; jason dot gaiger at rsa dot ox dot ac dot uk; The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bildwissenschaft, visual studies, image science, art history
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 8. Section of Historical Sciences > Institute of Art History > Estetika (Aesthetics)
Journal or Publication Title:Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Volume:51
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 208-230
ISSN:0014-1291
Publisher:Institute of Art History Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:8305
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:18 Nov 2014 11:54
Last Modified:18 Nov 2014 10:54

Citation

Gaiger, Jason (2014) The Idea of a Universal Bildwissenschaft. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 51 (2). pp. 208-230. ISSN 0014-1291

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