What is thinking with images?

Thinking with images  is here understood as mental capability of thinking in or with images that includes external, most commonly visual representations (e.g., diagrams, symbol arrays, paintings, maps, drawings, visual models) and/or internal visual imagery (mental images). In the project I will try to answer the question: what is thinking with or in images? In order to do that I will address two main problems of thinking with images: (A) debate on the epistemological nature of thinking with images and its contribution to knowledge; (B) conceptual controversy whether and how images could play a role of medium of thought.


Research is funded by National Science Center, 2015/19/D/HS1/02426