Diagrammatic reasoning: An introduction

Pragmatics and Cognition 22 (2):183-186 (2014)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Many types of everyday and specialized reasoning depend on diagrams: we use maps to fnd our way, we draw graphs and sketches to communicate concepts and prove geometrical theorems, and we manipulate diagrams to explore new creative solutions to problems. While the linear and symbolic character of verbal language has long served as the predominant model of human thought, it is remarkable how — through a range of contexts — thinking and communication critically depend on manipulations of external, ofen non-linear, and manipulable iconic-diagrammatic vehicles. In this issue of Pragmatics and Cognition we explore such diagrammatic reasoning, that is, of individual and intersubjectively distributed cognitive processes relying on external representations (i.e. diagrams in a broad sense) as tools for thinking and communicating

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,594

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Renovating Philosophical Practice Through Diagrammatic Reasoning.Rocco Gangle - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 4:47-52.
A Diagrammatic Inference System with Euler Circles.Koji Mineshima, Mitsuhiro Okada & Ryo Takemura - 2012 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 21 (3):365-391.
Speedith: A Reasoner for Spider Diagrams.Matej Urbas, Mateja Jamnik & Gem Stapleton - 2015 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 24 (4):487-540.
Diagrams, Iconicity, and Abductive Discovery.Sami Paavola - 2011 - Semiotica 2011 (186):297-314.
Prolegomena to a Cognitive Investigation of Euclidean Diagrammatic Reasoning.Yacin Hamami & John Mumma - 2013 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 22 (4):421-448.
Inter-Diagrammatic Reasoning and Digital Geometry.Robert McCartney & Passent El-Kafrawy - 2004 - In A. Blackwell, K. Marriott & A. Shimojima (eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. Springer. pp. 199--215.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-12-10

Downloads
34 (#341,111)

6 months
1 (#418,924)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Riccardo Fusaroli
University of Aarhus

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Cognitive Ecology.Edwin Hutchins - 2010 - Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (4):705-715.
Problem Solving and Situated Cognition.David Kirsh - 2009 - The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition:264-306.
Problem Solving and Situated Cognition.David Kirsh - 2009 - In Philip Robbins & M. Aydede (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 264--306.

View all 14 references / Add more references