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Semantic Properties of Diagrams and Their Cognitive Potentials
by Atsushi Shimojima
CSLI, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-68400-036-4 | Paper: 978-1-57586-849-3
Library of Congress Classification P325.5.P78S55 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 401.43

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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?

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