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Aspects of Metaphor : SYNTHESE LIBRARY - Jaakko Hintikka

Aspects of Metaphor

SYNTHESE LIBRARY

By: Jaakko Hintikka (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1994
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Metaphor is one of the most frequently evoked but at the same time most poorly understood concepts in philosophy and literary theory. In recent years, several interesting approaches to metaphor have been presented or outlined. In this volume, authors of some of the most important new approaches re-present their views or illustrate them by means of applications, thus allowing the reader to survey some of the prominent ongoing developments in this field. These authors include Robert Fogelin, Susan Haack, Jaakko Hintikka (with Gabriel Sandu), Bipin Indurkhya and Eva Kittay (with Eric Steinhart). Their stance is in the main constructive rather than critical; but frequent comparisons of different views further facilitate the reader's overview. In the other contributions, metaphor is related to the problems of visual representation (Noël Carroll), to the open class test (Avishai Margalit and Naomi Goldblum) as well as to Wittgenstein's idea of `a way of life' (E.M. Zemach).

Preface
"Dry Truth and Real Knowledge": Epistemologies of Metaphor and Metaphors of Epistemologyp. 1
Metaphors, Similes and Similarityp. 23
Generating Metaphors from Networks: A Formal Interpretation of the Semantic Field Theory of Metaphorp. 41
Metaphor as Change of Representation: An Interaction Theory of Cognition and Metaphorp. 95
Metaphor and Other Kinds of Nonliteral Meaningp. 151
Visual Metaphorp. 189
Metaphors in an Open-Class Testp. 219
Metaphors and Ways of Lifep. 243
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780792327868
ISBN-10: 0792327861
Series: SYNTHESE LIBRARY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th September 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54