Was heißt Bildkompetenz? Oder Bemerkungen zu Dominic Lopes‘ Kompetenzbedingung

Autor: Jakob Steinbrenner
[erschienen in: Homo pictor und animal symbolicum (Themenheft zu IMAGE 14)]

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In his book "Understanding Pictures" (1996), Dominic Lopes suggests that a picture theory should be checked for four conditions. One of them is the condition of competence. It remains unclear whether these four conditions have a specific status or precise validity for specific persons. It is a goal of my paper to resolve or to reduce these uncertainties. In order to do that, I start sketching the motivation and the method of Lopes in part one. Then I present the condition of competence in part two and explain its function in the third part. This leads to the question whether the condition of competence can be applied only to pictures and picture systems or also to terms and languages. Another question behind my reflections is: Why picture philosophy? My explanations however provide an implicit answer to that question at best.