Maps, language, and concepts: toward a pluralist theory of representacional format


  • Mariela Aguilera IDH CONICET UNC



A great number of investigations suggest that cognition involves both linguistic and cartographic representations. These researches have motivated a pluralist conception of cognition; also, they have been used to clarify how maps differ from linguistic representations. However, the computational processes underlying the interphase between both kinds of representations deserve further attention. In this paper, I argue that, despite their differences, cartographic representations coexist and interact with linguistic representations in interesting ways.


Author Biography

Mariela Aguilera, IDH CONICET UNC

Assistant Researcher at CONICET and as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy (UNC), and at the Faculty of Psychology (UNC).


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