The Experimental Space of the Diagram According to Peirce, Deleuze and Goodman

Concerning Composite Photography, Chronophotography, and Painting

  • Maria Giulia Dondero

Abstract

In this article I examine the perspectives of Charles Sanders Peirce, Gilles Deleuze, and Nelson Goodman on diagrams in order to assess the variety of meanings of diagrammatic reasoning, form, and manipulation. I argue that diagrammatic reasoning may not only guide the understanding of the functioning of schemas, graphs, and chains of equations, but also—as I show in this article—the functioning of scientific images, photographs, and artistic paintings. More precisely, I focus on the relationship between the concept of diagram, the composite photographs by Francis Galton studied by Charles Sanders Peirce, works of art such as the paintings by Francis Bacon studied by Gilles Deleuze, and scientific images (especially aggregate images such as those of black holes), while taking account of the distinction between autographic and allographic semiotic systems.

Galton Composite Portraits of Criminal Types 1877
Published
Jun 19, 2023
How to Cite
DONDERO, Maria Giulia. The Experimental Space of the Diagram According to Peirce, Deleuze and Goodman. Semiotic Review, [S.l.], v. 9, june 2023. Available at: <https://www.semioticreview.com/ojs/index.php/sr/article/view/79>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2024.
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Articles