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Old 04-16-2019   #380
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A great essay on the subject in British Journal Of Aesthetics
https://sci-hub.tw/10.1093/aesthj/ayv018

One could think that it is over-restrictive to use the phrase for only a specification of an image of a person.
But then one could think it is instead an oversimplification to use it for every image of a being.

That said, I agree with the open interpretation of the word, and also its' metaphorical extensions, like Erik suggested.
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