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    Spatial representations in science: towards a typology

    Vorms, Marion (2014) Spatial representations in science: towards a typology. In: Philosophy of Science Association conference, 06th November 2014, Chicago, USA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    We have an intuitive idea of the distinction between "images" and linguistic representations. Together with this intuitive distinction comes the (intuitive) claim that images are less "abstract", by enabling us to "visualize" objects, relations, or processes. Spelling out this distinction and the associated claims regarding abstractness and visualization, however, is far from a trivial task. Acknowledging that non linguistic representations play an essential role in scientific theorizing, I aim at contributing to this enterprise, by distinguishing two broad types of spatial representations, and highlighting the different sorts of theorizing and abstraction processes associated with these different types.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 16:09
    Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14004

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