Frederik Stjernfelt

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Frederik Stjernfelt

Department of Communication
Aalborg University

 

Propositions and Cognition

Propositions are traditionally a core subject of logic and rarely play center stage in cognition.
This talk introduces and discusses the cognitive possibilities in Peirce’s alternative conception of propositions which is more applicable to cognitive issues than the standard logic tradition. After an exposé of the special features of Peirce’s doctrine of propositions, cognitive semiotic issues like diagrammatical reasoning, the integration of multimodal representations and the propositional structure of dorsal-ventral dissociation in perception are discussed.