Modalized normality in pictorial narratives

  • Dorit Abusch
  • Mats Rooth


An analysis of pictorial free perception using universal quantification over worlds that are consistent with the embedded picture is incorrect, because it entails that depicted characters pick up all of the information in a scene they look at. Human agents typically do not. This is corrected by replacing universal quantification over epistemic alternatives with existential quantification, and by introducing a normality condition.
How to Cite
Abusch, D., & Rooth, M. (2021). Modalized normality in pictorial narratives. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 25, 1-18.