Monday, December 11, 2006

2.14 A picture consists in its elements relating to one another in a specific way.

‘Specific’ could equally be ‘determinate’ (as in P&McG) or ‘definite’ (as in Ogden).

Echoes of 2.031 and 2.032 here. The essence of a picture is the same as the essence of a state of affairs. How then can a picture be anything other than a state of affairs? Its elements are different, I suppose. In a state of affairs they are possibility spaces. In a picture they are the representatives of such possibility spaces.

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