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Semantic Properties of Diagrams and Their Cognitive Potentials (Paperback) (Atsushi Shimojima)

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Why are diagrams sometimes so useful, facilitating our understanding and thinking, while at other times they can be unhelpful and even misleading? Drawing on a comprehensive survey of modern research in philosophy, logic, artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and graphic design, Semantic Properties of Diagrams and Their Cognitive Potentials reveals the systematic reasons for this dichotomy, showing that the cognitive functions of diagrams are rooted in the characteristic ways they carry information. In analyzing the logical mechanisms behind the relative efficacy of diagrammatic representation, Atsushi Shimojima provides deep insight into the crucial question: What makes a diagram a diagram?
Number of Pages: 186
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Semantics
Series Title: Studies in the Theory and Applications of Diagrams
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Atsushi Shimojima
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2015
TCIN: 50126766
UPC: 9781575868493
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3234
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