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New in Representations
The World as I Found it: On the First-Person Point of View

In a recent issue of Representations, Andrei Pop discusses the first-person point of view in the work of Ernst Mach and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Pop is the author of, A Forest of Symbols:Art, Science, and truth in the Long Nineteenth Century , which Zone released in 2019. Click here to learn more about the book. Click here to access the full article. An excerpt appears below:

“Somewhere between the geometric spectrum experiment and the schoolboy doodle lies the fertile field of Mach’s first-person drawing—which, to reconcile Mach to Wittgenstein, is a picture of one’s world.That representing the world in particular self-directed ways is part and parcel of being conscious beings is one lesson that pictures may be able to teach us a priori, at least if we look at them with some patience.”