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Visual Reasoning with Diagrams

  • Amirouche Moktefi
  • Sun-Joo Shin


  • Investigates the logical aspects of visualization in quantum field theory and gravity

  • Addresses the increasingly important topic of visualizations in our complex modern world

  • Of interest for mathematicians, logicians, philosophers, cognitive and computer scientists ?


Part of the Studies in Universal Logic book series (SUL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Catherine Legg
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ruggero Pagnan
    Pages 33-53
  4. Jørgen Fischer Nilsson
    Pages 83-100
  5. Gem Stapleton, John Howse, Simon Thompson, John Taylor, Peter Chapman
    Pages 101-133
  6. Valeria Giardino
    Pages 135-151
  7. Zach Weber
    Pages 153-170
  8. Mitsuko Wate-Mizuno
    Pages 171-200

About this book


Logic, the discipline that explores valid reasoning, does not need to be limited to a specific form of representation but should include any form as long as it allows us to draw sound conclusions from given information. The use of diagrams has a long but unequal history in logic: The golden age of diagrammatic logic of the 19th century thanks to Euler and Venn diagrams was followed by the early 20th century's symbolization of modern logic by Frege and Russell. Recently, we have been witnessing a revival of interest in diagrams from various disciplines - mathematics, logic, philosophy, cognitive science, and computer science. This book aims to provide a space for this newly debated topic - the logical status of diagrams - in order to advance the goal of universal logic by exploring common and/or unique features of visual reasoning.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Amirouche Moktefi
    • 1
  • Sun-Joo Shin
    • 2
  1. 1.IRISTUniversité de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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