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Metaphor and Cognition : An Interactionist Approach :  An Interactionist Approach - Bipin Indurkhya

Metaphor and Cognition : An Interactionist Approach

An Interactionist Approach

Hardcover Published: April 1992
ISBN: 9780792316879
Number Of Pages: 457

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Many metaphors go beyond pionting to the existing similarities between two objects -- they create the similarities. Such metaphors, which have been relegated to the back seat in most of the cognitive science research, are the focus of attention in this study, which addresses the creation of similarity within an elaborately laid out interactive framework of cognition. Starting from the constructivist views of Nelson Goodman and Jean Piaget, this framework resolves an apparent paradox in interactionism: how can reality not have a mind-independent ontology and structure, but still manage to constrain the possible worlds a cognitive agent can create in it? A comprehensive theory of metaphor is proposed in this framework that explains how metaphors can create similarities, and why such metaphors are an invaluable asset to cognition. The framework is then applied to related issues of analogical reasoning, induction, and computational modeling of creative metaphors.

The Problem
Characterizing Metaphor
Enter Similarity-Creating Metaphors
Approaches to Similarity-Creating Metaphors
Cognition as Interaction
A Theory
An Interactionist Approach to Cognition: Informal Overview
An Interactionist Approach to Cognition: Formal Concepts
An Interaction Theory of Metaphors
The Implications
Some Metaphor-Related Issues
On Predictive Analogy and Induction
On Computional Approaches to Metaphor and Analogy
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792316879
ISBN-10: 0792316878
Series: Studies in Cognitive Systems
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 457
Published: April 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.88