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Images of Knowledge

The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and Visualisations

Edited By Nora S. Vaage, Rasmus T. Slaattelid, Trine Krigsvoll Haagensen and Samantha L. Smith

The authors consider the relationship between knowledge and image, though multi-faceted, to be one of reciprocal dependence. But how do images carry and convey knowledge? The ambiguities of images means that interpretations do not necessarily follow the intention of the image producers. Through an array of different cases, the chapters critically reflect upon how images are mobilised and used in different knowledge practices, within certain knowledge traditions, in different historical periods. They question what we take for granted, what seems evident, what goes without saying. This approach spans across established categories such as «scientific imaging», «religious images» and «artworks», and considers how images may contribute meaning across such categories.
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Agapakis, Christina 148

Alberti, Leon Battista 18, 46, 161–164, 167–173, 181

Aldrovandi, Ulisse 25

Annius of Viterbo 179, 182

Thomas Aquinas, St. 21, 26, 198, 201, 220

Aristotle 32 n.35, 74, 169, 172, 198, 220

Augustine of Hippo, St. 44–45, 47, 57–60, 74


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