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Arguing with Images as Extended Cognition

Cristián Santibáñez
2018 Informal Logic  
In this paper the role of images in argumentative settings is analyzed from a cognitive angle. In particular, the proposal of this paper is to see visual argumentation as a specific form of extended and distributed cognition. In order to develop this idea, some of Wittgenstein's insights are used to put evidence produced by research on temporal-spatial reasoning processes into philosophical perspective. Some contemporary argumentative analyses of visual argumentation are also discussed using
more » ... discussed using commercial and political examples. The paper finishes with the notion of collective minds in order to specify the general idea of arguing with images as extended cognition.
doi:10.22329/il.v38i4.5052 fatcat:gqcz5sirc5gd7hdxl67jwfvfya