Pragmatics and Cognition 22 (2):264-283 (2014)

Authors
Abstract
Many types of everyday and specialized reasoning depend on diagrams: we use maps to find 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. The active involvement and manipulation of representational artifacts for purposes of thinking and communicating is discussed in relation to C.S. Peirce’s notion of diagrammatical reasoning. We propose to extend Peirce’s original ideas and sketch a conceptual framework that delineates different kinds of diagram manipulation: Sometimes diagrams are manipulated in order to profile known information in an optimal fashion. At other times diagrams are explored in order to gain new insights, solve problems or discover hidden meaning potentials. The latter cases often entail manipulations that either generate additional information or extract information by means of abstraction. Ideas are substantiated by reference to ethnographic, experimental and historical examples.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1075/pc.22.2.06tyl
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 61,089
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Extended Mind.Andy Clark & David J. Chalmers - 1998 - Analysis 58 (1):7-19.
Language, Embodiment, and the Cognitive Niche.Andy Clark - 2006 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10 (8):370-374.

View all 28 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Cognitive Artifacts for Geometric Reasoning.Mateusz Hohol & Marcin Miłkowski - 2019 - Foundations of Science 24 (4):657-680.
Agreeing is Not Enough.Johanne Stege Bjørndahl, Riccardo Fusaroli, Svend østergaard & Kristian Tylén - 2015 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 16 (3):495-525.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Diagrammatic Reasoning: An Introduction.Riccardo Fusaroli & Kristian Tylén - 2014 - Pragmatics and Cognition 22 (2):183-186.
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 index
2015-12-10

Total views
34 ( #312,587 of 2,440,149 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #136,613 of 2,440,149 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes