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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 15, Issue 3, Septiembre 2000

Peter Michalovič
Pages 463-479

Writing Which Writes Images

Traditionally, the picture has been the archetype of all signs, even the word. Contemporary philosophy is beginning to doubt the traditional understanding of the sign as present existence which represents absent existence. The sign ceases to be limited to reference and retreats in favour of inference -that which surrounds the sign; that is to say, other signs. This trend is most apparent in the deconstruction of Jacques Derrida and is also implicit in Gombrich's Art and Illusion. The aim of the present study is to present a comparison of the views of Derrida and Gombrich

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