The Philosophical Status of Diagrams

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The use of diagrams in logic and geometry has encountered resistance in recent years. For a proof to be valid in geometry, it must not rely on the graphical properties of a diagram. In logic, the teaching of proofs depends on sentenial representations, ideas formed as natural language sentences such as "If A is true and B is true...." No serious formal proof system is based on diagrams. This book explores the reasons why structured graphics have been largely ignored in contemporary formal theories of axiomatic systems. In ...

The Philosophical Status of Diagrams 2001, Center for the Study of Language and Information Publica Tion, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9781575862941

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The Philosophical Status of Diagrams 2001, Center for the Study of Language and Information Publica Tion, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9781575862934

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