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  1. Joerg R. J. Schirra & Klaus Sachs-Hombach (2013). The Anthropological Function of Pictures. In Klaus SachsHombach & Joerg R. J. Schirra (eds.), Origins of Pictures. Anthropological Discourses in Image Science. Halem. 132-159.score: 1992.0
    There has been a long tradition of characterizing man as the animal that is capable of propositional language. However, the remarkable ability of using pictures also only belongs to human beings. Both faculties however depend conceptually on the ability to refer to absent situations by means of sign acts called 'context building'. The paper investigates the combined roles of quasi-pictorial sign acts and proto-assertive sign acts in the situation of initial context building, which, in the context of “concept-genetic” considerations, aims (...)
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  2. Jörg R. J. Schirra & Klaus Sachs-Hombach (2010). Homo Pictor and the Linguistic Turn: Revisiting Hans Jonas' Picture Anthropology. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:144–181.score: 846.0
    There has been a long tradition of characterizing man as the animal that talks. However, the remarkable ability of using pictures also only belongs to human beings, after all we know empirically so far. Are there conceptual reasons for that coincidence? The paper is dedicated to a philosophical programme of “concept-genetic” considerations dealing in particular with the dependencies between those two abilities: The conceptual relation between the competence to use assertive language and the faculty of employing pictures must be conceived (...)
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  3. Jörg R. J. Schirra & Klaus Sachs-Hombach (2007). To Show and to Say: Comparing the Uses of Pictures and Language. Studies in Communication Sciences 7 (2):35–62.score: 846.0
    There has been a long tradition of characterizing man as the animal that talks. However, the remarkable ability of using pictures also only belongs to human beings, after all we know empirically so far. Are there conceptual reasons for that coincidence? Such a question belongs to the philosophy of language just as well as to philosophical visualistics. Comparing the two abilities to use words or pictures yields several similarities as well as distinctions. A well-known conceptual disparity between pictures and words (...)
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  4. Jörg R. J. Schirra (1993). A Contribution to Reference Semantics of Spatial Prepositions: The Visualization Problem and its Solution in Vitra. In Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt (ed.), [Book Chapter]. Mouton de Gruyter.score: 846.0
    The cognitive function of mental images with respect to the referential aspect of language is examined and used in the listener model ANTLIMA of the natural language system SOCCER. An operational realization of the reference relation used to recognize instances of spatial concepts in the results of a vision system and also to visualize locative expressions is presented and compared to A. Herskovits' analysis of the semantics of spatial prepositions.
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  5. Jörg R. J. Schirra (1994). Connecting Visual and Verbal Space: Preliminary Considerations Concerning the Concept 'Mental Image'. In Miriam Bras, Michel Aurnague, Mario Borillo & Andree Borillo (eds.), Semantics of Time, Space, and Movement. IRIT.score: 846.0
    AI research concerning the connection between seeing and speaking mainly employs what is called reference semantics. Within this framework, the notion of `mental image' is often used while explaining how somebody not situated in the same perceptual context is able to anchor his understanding of an utterance describing the scene visually perceived by the speaker. We give a foundation for considering mental images as propositions with respect to a certain field of concepts: these fields have to provide a syntactically dense (...)
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  6. Jörg R. J. Schirra (2005). Foundation of Computational Visualistics. Deutscher Universitätsverlag.score: 846.0
    Images in Computer Science: Clarifications Required. The Age of the Images Images take a rather prominent place in contemporary life in the western ...
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  7. Jörg R. J. Schirra & Klaus Sachs-Hombach (2006). Fähigkeiten zum Bild- und Sprachgebrauch. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 54 (6):887-905.score: 846.0
    There is a long tradition of characterizing man as the talking animal. However, the remarkable ability of using pictures also belongs to human beings, after all we know empirically so far. Are there conceptual reasons for that coincidence? Such a question belongs to the general science of language (linguistics) and philosophy of language just as well as to general visualistics (image science) - a discipline just emancipating itself from art history. We here take the visualistics point of view. A first (...)
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  8. Jörg R. J. Schirra (2007). Review of Arno Ros: Materie Und Geist - Eine Philosophische Untersuchung (Matter and Mind - a Philosophical Investigation). [REVIEW] Journal of Mind and Behavior 28 (1):83-88.score: 846.0
    Among the many fascinating questions that have driven our kind to perform science and philosophy, the question of the nature of the mind (or in an older terminology: the soul) is certainly the most exciting one. What are the relations between physical and mental events? Do animals have a mind? Do we have a free will or are all our actions just determined by neuro-physiologic mechanisms? Those questions form the background, in front of which Arno Ros has written a profound (...)
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  9. Jörg R. J. Schirra & Martin Scholz (1998). Abstraction Versus Realism: Not the Real Question. In Thomas Strothotte (ed.), [Book Chapter]. Springer.score: 846.0
    When browsing through a book on computer graphics, one usually finds a lot of more or less interesting pictures that are produced by means of computers. These pictures are embedded in pages of technical texts describing how this image generation was performed and why it provides a better way to do so than other methods. Less space is usually given to the methodological background and the motivation underlying the preoccupation with computer visualization. In this chapter, we want to complement the (...)
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  10. Jörg R. J. Schirra (1995). Understanding Radio Broadcasts on Soccer: The Concept `Mental Image' and its Use in Spatial Reasoning. In Klaus Sachs-Hombach (ed.), [Book Chapter]. Rodopi.score: 846.0
    Most cognitive theories agree that a listener of a sports broadcast on radio usually imagines the scene described; the concept `mental image' appears in a specific sort of explanations. In contrast to this conception, it is argued that this concept should rather be understood as part of a certain kind of grounding explanations of the radio listener's understanding. This particular conception is based on the distinction between `specification' and `implementation' as found in the theory of abstract data types. Its application (...)
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