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Image and thought come on the scene

Grant number: 09/51687-0
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2009 - July 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Visual Communication
Principal Investigator:Maria Ogécia Drigo
Grantee:Maria Ogécia Drigo
Host Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa. Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


This research has as scenery the quotidian permeated with images or visual representations - drawing, picture, print, photography and cinematography image, television image, infography and holography -, that will compose our mental images or mental representations. The methodology of the research - that has the followings general objectives: to explain the role of visual representations in the thought and to discuss the possible reasons why images have such un insignificant role in the thought, for most part oh the philosophers; while the specifics objectives are the followings: to work out in detail one critical thought about the scenery mentioned; to refer the relation among the thought and the mental representations; to review the perception with visual representations and to explicit the mental operations with visual forms -, will follow philosophers as Plato, Leibniz, Descartes, Hume and others; then, for constructing the scenery - as our first reference - Baudrillard, Virilio, Jameson and others; finally, the semiotic of the Charles Sanders Peirce, specially Critical Logic and "The Law of the Mind", without leaving Damasio's ideas. It's relevant to emphasize the role of the images for the thought and to decrease the speculation, the fantasies that are constructed about images and the relation among them. (AU)

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