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Metaphor and Thought - Andrew Ortony

Metaphor and Thought

By: Andrew Ortony (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521405614
Number Of Pages: 696

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Metaphor and Thought reflects the surge of interest in and research into the nature and function of metaphor in language and thought. Philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and educators raise serious questions about the viability of the traditional distinction between the literal and the metaphorical, discussing problems ranging from the definition of metaphor to its role in language acquistion, learning, scientific thinking, and the creation of social policy. In the second edition, the contributors have updated their original essays to reflect changes in their fields. The volume also includes six new chapters that present important and influential new ideas about metaphor that have appeared in such fields as the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, linguistics, cognitive and clinical psychology, education, and artificial intelligence. The book will serve as an excellent graduate-level textbook in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.

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"There are books that deserve a special place for their being long-lasting and valuable contributions to the clarification of a field or a theoretical object. Metaphor and Thought has been one among them since it first appeared in 1979 and is still certainly so, now, in this enriched second edition." Cristina Cacciari, Contemporary Psychology "...an excellent investment for anyone who would like to sample a menu rich in papers on this crucial psychological process. For those still wavering in skepticism (who cannot believe metaphor is all that crucial), this book could well make the difference." Contemporary Psychology "Ortony and others involved in this project are to be congratulated...this volume is a persuasive demonstration that for the theories of language, communication, and cognition, an adequate account of metaphor is a necessity and no mere nicety." Canadian Journal of Philosophy

Preface to first edition
List of contributors
Metaphor, language and thought ANDREW ORTONY
Metaphor and Meaning:
More about metaphor Max Black
Figurative speech and linguistics
The semantics of metaphor
Some problems with the notion of literal meanings
Language, concepts, and worlds: Three domains of metaphor
Observations on the pragmatics of metaphor
Metaphor and Representation: Generative metaphor
A perspective on problem-setting in social policy
The conduit metaphor: A case of frame conflict in our language about language
The contemporary theory of metaphor
Process and products in making sense of tropes
Metaphor, induction, and social policy: The Convergence of macroscopic and microscopic views
Metaphor and Understanding: Psychological processes in metaphor comprehension and memory
The interpretation of novel metaphors
The role of similarity in similes and metaphors
Images and models, Similes and Metaphors
How Metaphors Work
Metaphor and irony: two levels of understanding
Metaphor and Science: The shift from metaphor to analogy in western science
Metaphor and theory change: What is 'metaphor' a metaphor for?
Metaphor in science
Metaphorical imprecision and the 'top-down' research strategy
Metaphor and Education: The instructive metaphor: metaphoric aids to students' understanding of science
Metaphor and learning
Learning without metaphor
Educational uses of metaphor
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ISBN: 9780521405614
ISBN-10: 0521405610
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 16th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.01  x 4.34
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised