Some Pictures Are Worth 2? 0 Sentences

Philosophy 75 (293):377 - 381 (2000)
According to the clich� a picture is worth a thousand words. But this is a canard, for it vastly underestimates the expressive power of many pictures and diagrams. In this note we show that even a simple map such as the outline of Manhattan Island, accompanied by a pointer marking North, implies a vast infinity of statements�including a vast infinity of true statements.
Keywords Philosophy of geography  Maps
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