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Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 24, 1999

Christopher Williams
Pages 127-147

Pictures, Photographs, and Causes

I argue that photographic pictures need not depict their causes. The argument proceeds by an examination of puzzle cases in which the visible content of a photograph appears to diverge from its cause. I discuss an objection to the foregoing thought experiment, and also various sources of, and reinforcements for, the causal intuition.

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