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06/01/2017 - 06/03/2017 | Greifswald

Visual Reasoning - Visual Arguments

International Symposium

Visual representations (e.g. diagrams, computer graphics, drawings) are used broadly in the sciences and beyond. But how exactly do they fulfil their tasks in processes of knowledge production and distribution? This question will be tackled by international experts from different academic disciplines at the workshop “Visual Reasoning – Visual Arguments”.

Their contributions will bridge the gap between theory and practice by presenting insights from selected sciences and the humanities (history, medicine, physics), that is, disciplines that essentially incorporate visual reasoning practices in their research activities. Beyond discussing cases of application, philosophers and media scientists will reflect upon questions concerning the epistemic and persuasive potential of visual representations in the sciences and in the society more broadly.

Can we reason with our eyes only? Do scientists think visually? Can images transmit knowledge? How do visual representations influence public opinion in the politics and beyond?

These topics will be approached in five thematic units:
1) Visual reasoning – vision-based inferences
2) Visual arguments – truth and non-propositional representations in the sciences
3) Visual arguments in public opinion building – ethical and historical perspectives
4) Visual reasoning in the life sciences
5) Visual reasoning – the role of diagrams in physics

Scientific Organizer: Dr. Nicola Mößner (University of Münster), Privatdozent Dr. Martin Langanke (University of Greifswald)

Registration deadline:
May 20, 2017

Information on participating / attending:
Registration: www.wiko-greifswald.de/anmeldung

Date:

06/01/2017 - 06/03/2017

Registration deadline:

05/20/2017

Event venue:

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg
Martin-Luther-Straße 14
17489 Greifswald
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, Students

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

interdisciplinary

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

05/16/2017

Sender/author:

Christin Klaus

Department:

Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event57529

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