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Joint Diagrammatical Reasoning in Language

Project: Research

  • Stjernfelt, Frederik (Project manager)
  • Tylén, Kristian (Project coordinator)
  • Fusaroli, Riccardo (Participant)
  • Østergaard, Svend (Participant)
  • Stege Bjørndahl, Johanne (Participant)
  • Rączaszek-Leonardi, Joanna (Participant)
  • Shin, Sun-Joo (Participant)
  • Warsaw University
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Problem solving is central to everyday life, e.g. in organizations, academia, education, politics, corporations, etc., either explicitly in processes of creative innovation, research or organization, or more implicitly in informal discussions about tasks at hand. It is generally believed that problem solving processes benefit from a collaborative, dialogical setting, mediated by language. However, while language is often referred to as a tool for thought and social coordination, there has yet to be an adequate investigation of the way we develop our ways of thinking together through linguistic interactions.
In order to investigate such issues, we rely on a pragmatist conceptual framework inspired by the works of C. S. Peirce and in particular his ideas on diagrams and diagrammatic reasoning. The overall aim of the present project is to further develop this framework applying it to linguistic problem solving with a view to study joint diagrammatical reasoning: that is, the way interlocutors negotiate, elaborate, and align their conceptual schematizations of a joint problem and the impact of these processes on their cognitive and behavioral performance.
The project is leaded by Prof. Frederik Stjernfelt and is funded by FKK and Aarhus University
Effective start/end date01/09/201131/08/2014



Research outputs

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